CLEMSON — Clemson University’s College Panhellenic Council was one of 22 college organizations recognized by the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) with an award for achievement related to the advancement of the sorority experience.

NPC has recognized student-managed college Panhellenic associations for more than 50 years, including the excellence and achievement structure since 2013. Clemson’s College Panhellenic Council met at least five of seven criteria required to earn the Panhellenic Achievement Award: recruitment, Panhellenic structure, Panhellenic programming, communication with NPC adviser, judicial procedures, academics and community impact.

“For the Clemson Panhellenic community to be amongst the 22 institutions recognized by the NPC out of nearly 700 campus organizations exemplifies how we strive for excellence in all areas,” said Harriett-Graham Courtney, associate director for Fraternity and Sorority Life at Clemson. “It is truly a pleasure to work with so many driven and strong women.”

NPC is one of the largest organizations advocating for women and is the umbrella group for 26 national and international sororities. NPC sororities are located on more than 670 campuses with well over 3,000 chapters.