October 2018 Letter from the CAPA President

One hundred and four years. That’s how long our alumnae Panhellenic has been working to support and foster fraternal relationships. I am proud to be leading this longstanding, award winning association that together, with our collective contributions better not only our association, but also our community.

More than 25 representatives attended our first delegate meeting in September including new delegates:

  • Kerry Sarosy, Alpha Delta Pi
  • Alex Eagle, Kappa Kappa Gamma
  • Carolyn Beears, Phi Mu
  • Gabby Truitt, Kappa Alpha Theta
  • Kitty Sweeney, Theta Phi Alpha
  • Jennifer Goodman, Phi Beta Phi

Longtime delegates, please take a minute to reach out and introduce yourself to our new delegates. Welcome to CAPA, we are glad you are here!

NPC and “Be Bold” Campaign

Our association is governed by The National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) whose vision is “Advancing the Sorority Experience Together”. NPC’s website is home to a lot of good information, including a manual with guidelines to assist your committee’s work. To see the complete manual online, click here. (The Alumnae Panhellenic section begins on page 154.)

On September 13, NPC announced a new educational program called Be Bold.

“Be Bold is an interactive video series offering women the opportunity to explore critical topics affecting their lives and empowering them to be their best, most authentic selves,” says NPC in a press release dated.

For more information on this educational video series, click here.

NIC Anti-Hazing Partnership

As continued success is often marked by addressing current trends, on September 10, NPC announced a new partnership with the North American Interfraternity Conference (NIC) and four families that have lost sons to hazing “that will focus on pursuing and strengthening state hazing laws and significantly expanding education and training for high school and college-aged students.”

This partnership demonstrates NPC’s dedication to fostering a nurturing, safe environment at college campuses. To read more about this effort, click here,

2019 CAPA Scholarship Luncheon

Save the date for Saturday, May 18, 2019 for our annual scholarship luncheon, ‘Wild about soROARities!’ This event will take place at the Cleveland Metro Parks Zoo – Stillwater conference center.

The luncheon is the highlight of our year, and a time to come together to celebrate our successes while we recognize and support sorority women with our scholarships.

NPC Recognizes CAPA with Award

Finally, on to our AWARD-WINNING announcement! CAPA was recognized by NPC with both the Citation of Merit Award and the Programming Excellence Award. We are still going strong in our 105th year.

Working together, let’s keep the vibrancy alive for another century!


Gretchen Swasey
CAPA President

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