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On behalf of our Panhellenic Executive Board and all of established chapters- compromised of 6 National Panhellenic Conference Chapters and 1 Associate Sorority Chapter- I warmly welcome you to Marquette and our Marquette Page! I am honored to have been entrusted to represent and serve the remarkable Greek Community at Marquette as the Panhellenic Association (PHA) President. The members of our community are intelligent, goal, and service driven individuals who continuously strive to pave the way of excellence not only for themselves but for others. Through various leadership opportunities, our Greek women continuously discover new skillsets and passions within our community and serve as an inspiration to those around them.  When forming part of our Greek community, members develop genuine connections not only within their own chapter sisters but throughout all of our sororities. Our 1000+ Panhellenic members aim to utilize their experiences to enrich their undergraduate experience, excel in scholarship, leadership, philanthropy and community service all while building lifelong friendships and bonds of sisterhood.

 

Through my experience as a chapter woman both within my own sorority and now within the Panhellenic Council I have grown greatly as an individual as well as a leader. Upon first arriving into college I was a shy nervous young women who often preferred to remain unseen, however after going through the recruitment process and finding my home on campus I have obtained a greater sense of confidence and self-love. Greek life, especially the uniquely incredible women that I interact with on a daily basis, continue to open my eyes to different perspectives and inspire me to always be my best. Every day I am reminded of the beauty that forming part of the Greek Community is and I love sharing the love and support that our chapter members give me. I am thankful every day that I decided to join the Panhellenic community at Marquette and could not imagine what my life and college experience would look like without it. After witnessing how special, authentic, and supportive this community at Marquette is, It is my duty to ensure that all women at Marquette are given the chance to experience the same joys of sorority life that I encountered.

 

I have seen first-hand how strong-willed and exceptional Greek women can truly generate change when coming together. From supporting one another through academic, professional, and personal goals, to raising thousands of dollars for the Milwaukee Public Schools Foundation, this Greek community is nothing short of powerful. The 2021 Executive Board has gone above and beyond to provide a safe and inclusive environment for both active and potential members to grow and form genuine connections with their sisters and other chapter women. As a cohesive and supportive executive board, our goals for this 2021 term are based of inclusivity, membership recognition, and community support – both here at Marquette and beyond. This year’s executive board and I are looking forward to continuing to support our chapters and expanding upon the great work they do at Marquette and in the Milwaukee community as well.

 

Although Greek Life may look different during these trying times, it is important to remember why we exist. The relationships, important causes that are supported, and genuine enjoyment of those around us is unmatchable regardless of the circumstances. The 2021 Executive Board is dedicated to creating innovate, creative, and most importantly safe events to offer our members an impactful membership experience just as they would have in past years. The health, safety, and wellbeing of all members of the Marquette and Milwaukee community are of the utmost importance during this time.  

 

I encourage you to look through our website and social media (@marquettepanhellenic on Instagram) in hopes that through these outlets you are able to gain a greater understanding of the many resources and opportunities we have made available through our Panhellenic Council. As always, please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions.

Be the Difference.

 

Andrea Contreras

Panhellenic President 2021

andrea.contreras@marquette.edu

A letter from our president