Welcome to George Mason’s Panhellenic website! My name is Elizabeth Wanersten and I am the President of the Panhellenic Council. On behalf of my Executive Council and the wonderful women of our Panhellenic community, and the greater FSL Community. We are so excited to have you here!
When I first came to George Mason in Fall 2018, I never thought I would join a sorority. Nobody in my family had been part of a Greek organization, so when I called my mom to tell her that I was thinking about rushing, she was initially skeptical but still very supportive. While going through the formal recruitment process, I was incredibly nervous but had such wonderful Recruitment Counselors to help me find my home at Mason. After I joined my chapter I felt empowered to take on leadership roles even as a new member, and I am so grateful to have been slated by the community to be Council President.
The Panhellenic Executive Council is the governing body that oversees the chapters that make up the community. As an Executive Council, we work to empower, educate, and inspire the women of our community. We are made up of 8 NPC organizations including Alpha Omicron Pi, Alpha Phi, Alpha Xi Delta, Chi Omega, Gamma Phi Beta, Kappa Delta, Pi Beta Phi, and Zeta Tau Alpha.
Although our sisters wear different letters, we are united by our values. We value scholarship, community service, intellectual, personal, and social growth. We look to better our college and the surrounding community in any area we can. Our 8 NPC organizations work diligently to raise awareness and fundraise for their different philanthropies. Our Panhellenic sisters also work hard to highlight and support Panhellenic’s philanthropy, Circle of Sisterhood.
By joining a Panhellenic organization, there are so many opportunities and experiences that await you. The women that belong to the Panhellenic community are some of the most motivated and kind women that I have had the pleasure to get to know through my time on the Panhellenic Executive Council. Even though we are in a difficult time due to COVID-19, I am consistently impressed by the work that our women have continued to do to raise money for their philanthropies as well as find creative ways to enhance our sisterhood although virtual.
My favorite part of being in the Panhellenic community, as well as a member of the larger FSL community, is having the opportunity to be surrounded by so many unique and driven individuals. I wouldn’t have wanted to spend my time at Mason any other way.
Feel free to browse the rest of our site to learn more about our organizations, the Executive Council, Formal Recruitment, and more. I also encourage you to follow our Mason Panhellenic social media sites to stay up to date on council and chapter events. If you have any questions, concerns, thoughts, or feelings please contact me or any of the members of the Panhellenic Recruitment Team.
On behalf of my Panhellenic sisters and me, we wish you the best in your adventures at George Mason University!
Vice President of Membership Recruitment
Assistant Vice President of Recruitment