NPC’s Month of the Scholar
The National Panhellenic Conference stands for good scholarship among fraternity women. Scholarship is a core value of each of the NPC member groups.
Fun, Effective Ways to Boost Your Chapter’s GPA!
- Beauty for Brains – Those sisters receiving As on tests, papers, etc are put into a hat and the name who is drawn receives a Sephora gift card. Those who do not win are put into a bucket and there is a drawing at the end of the month for a gift card.
- Scholar Dollar Program – members earn “dollars” by turning in study hours, visiting professors, mentoring others, etc. The “dollar” amounts are defined for each. Dollars are earned throughout the year. At the end of the year, an auction is held with great gift items.
- Caught You Studying – take pictures of members studying to show at chapter meetings and they get colorful pens or pencils or some other small gift
- Hey, I Got an “A”! – The scholarship chair or committee member collects members names who received As on a test or a paper or mid-term at chapter meetings. The names are put into a bucket and the winner receives a gift card.
- Twitter Chats – Hold a Twitter Chat sharing study tips and preparation ideas for mid-terms and final exams. Check out #ADPIChat on Twitter for details.
- Straight “A” Getaway — An informal dinner paid for by the chapter for all sisters who received A and A- grades for the past term.
- Group Competitions — Create teams by majors or other groupings and have them compete against each other for the highest GPA. Then have prizes for the top teams.
- Smarty Pi Raffle – The higher the GPA, the more tickets the member gets to participate in the raffle.
Remember this. Thomas Edison said, “If we all did the things we were capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves.”
* Resolved (2000), That NPC, through partnership of the member groups, the College Panhellenics Committee and the Alumnae Panhellenics Committee, will promote the Month of the Scholar; and Resolved (2010), That beginning in 2011, NPC will officially recognize February as the Month of the Scholar.
Article written by Terry Curtis, Gamma Rho-Arizona State University, Academic Enhancement Director, Chair