In light of the recent increase in anti-racist discourse and the Black Lives Matter movement, we as the Panhellenic community wish to recognize our history and our privilege as well as our dedication to learning and improving. Panhellenic sororities across the nation were founded on ideas surrounding exclusion and white supremacy, initially created to be a place for white women. Regardless of intention, we recognize that there are traces of bias and racist practices present at the root of our organizations. We as the UCSB Panhellenic community take a strong stance against racism, and we recognize that there is work to be done. We have been engaged in important conversations to identify where racism is present in our organizations and are working towards tangible changes to make our sororities more inclusive. We are continuing to educate ourselves on our privilege and issues of race while taking steps to combat racism in our individual organizations and on a Panhellenic level. We hope to recruit new members who are eager to take these steps with us, who are also passionate about continuing this conversation and educating themselves. We will continue to update our website with more information on the steps we are taking to combat racism and other forms of oppression present in our community. This discussion does not end anytime soon and will continue to be a priority for our community and council for many years to come. With our new member selection process being the first of many steps towards this commitment, we hope for a future in which systemic racism and oppression have been eradicated from our organizations.
Phi Sigma Rho is a social sorority for women in engineering and the natural sciences. Their sorority strives to provide balance between their sisters’ social and academic interests, offering career-building workshops and lively social events. They are a strong, tight-knit community of women in STEM, and their sisters will support you through all of your social and academic endeavors. After all, their motto says: “Together We Build the Future!” If you’re interested in joining their sisterhood, fill out the Recruitment form linked here!
We are proud to represent 9 outstanding Panhellenic chapters on our campus.
Our chapters are filled with unique, diverse, and accomplished women. Each chapter is dedicated to providing opportunities for friendship, academic support, community service, leadership, and personal growth.
ΑΧΩ • ΑΔΠ • ΑΦ • ΔΓ • ΓΦΒ • ΚΑΘ • ΚΚΓ • ΦΣΡ • ΠΒΦ
We are a council of 7 women, and our united mission is to further progress the Greek Life experience for everyone involved. We all work together to create a story worth telling - something to be proud of. With each new member of our community we find new perspectives, new voices, and new ideas that help to shape the future of our legacies. We hope to leave behind a space for new leaders to write their part of our never-ending story.
Choosing to become apart of a sorority is choosing to become apart of something bigger than yourself. You represent those standing alongside you in this community, and they represent you. The choice to be in Greek Life is a hard decision to make, but it's one that is well worth it. With over 2,500 students involved and countless alumni, we are a platform of support and a catalyst for change. Through empowering each other and learning to make authentic relationships, we create one of the strongest networks that last beyond the college years. Learn more about us and let us learn more about you.