About Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic
Purpose of Alumnae Panhellenics:
- To INFORM fraternity women of current trends
- To PROMOTE the fraternity system
- To IMPROVE the Panhellenic image
- To STIMULATE a continuing interest in Panhellenic affairs
We at TAAP strive to enhance the fraternity system through scholarship awards, annual educational informational functions for prospective college freshman, philanthropic projects, community participation and civic leadership.
Tulsa Area Alumnae Panhellenic offers alumnae of the 26 member groups of the National Panhellenic Conference further leadership and social opportunities, beyond the college years.
National Panhellenic Honor Goes to Tulsa Group
For our continued efforts to promote panhellenic spirit in the Tulsa area, we were recently presented with the national Programming Excellence Award from NPC, (National Panhellenic Conference.)
About National Panhellenic Conference
Founded in 1902, the Indianapolis-based National Panhellenic Conference Inc. is one of the oldest and largest membership organizations for women representing 26 member women’s fraternity and sorority groups. Those members are represented in 2,986 chapters on 655 campuses and in 4,500 local alumnae chapters in the U.S. and Canada.
This site sponsored by NPC, seeks to address some common misconceptions about sorority life and tell the clear, honest truth about the sorority experience to women entering college and considering membership in a sorority.
The home for the business of NPC. It provides resources for member groups, College and Alumnae Panhellenics and shares the latest news about the workings of the Conference
Our Philanthrophy - Tulsa Public School Eyeglass Fund & Scholarships
TAAP is pleased to provide help to children in the Tulsa area who are less fortunate. For several years, the TAAP Eyeglass Fund has provided financial assistance to children who are in need of an eye exam and/or corrective lenses. TAAP is in contact with school nurses from various Tulsa Public schools who identify children who could benefit from the fund.
The TAAP Eyeglass Fund receives donations from individuals and from sorority alumnae groups. Our annual poinsettia sale also provides a portion of its proceed to benefit the fund. From these contributions TAAP was able to donate $3,350 to Tulsa Public Schools Eyeglass Fund in 2013.
Collegiate, and Alumnae scholarships are also our philanthropy. Each year, TAAP members sell poinsettias to help raise funds for these scholarships funds.
The Responsibilities of Membership
Sorority membership means commitment. When you join, you will make a promise to uphold your sorority's standards and to support your sisters. Two other obligations of members are time and money.
In addition to the time commitment to your studies, you will be expected to attend chapter meetings and other sorority events. Your attendance is required at some of these meetings and events.
You also have a financial obligation to pay your sorority expenses. All sororities have fees and those amounts vary from chapter to chapter. Examples of expenditures are one-time fees for new members, badges, and national enrollment. Other variable fees include dues, housing, and depending upon the campus-meals. The details regarding your financial commitment will be listed prior to your final decision to become a member.
Sororities strive to make membership as affordable as possible. Many sorority women hold jobs, receive financial aid or earn scholarships. There are also programs and scholarships for those who need assistance with membership.
Tulsa Area Alumane Panhellenic is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (7) organization.