HAPA

Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association

HOUSTON ALUMNAE PANHELLENIC ASSOCIATION (HAPA)

 

In 1929, the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association (HAPA) was organized by the partnership of 21 sororities, affiliating with the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) (now grown to 26 member sororities).  These women established a sorority system based on education, leadership, achievement, and philanthropy.  Today, HAPA's membership tips the scales at more than 5,000.

The Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association promotes fraternity life through service to the community and the deep friendship of individual sorority and panhellenic life.

In addition to their work with the Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Foundation, HAPA members participate in other community service projects, including the Reading Is Fundamental (RIF) program at Spring Branch Elementary School.  HAPA members support this literacy initiative by volunteering their time and financial resources.

Every year HAPA sponsors Recruitment Roundtable.  The purpose of this annual recruitment information event is to encourage participation in the recruitment and membership process, to educate prospective new members, and to answer questions regarding the women's fraternity system.

HAPA Board
 

Pictured are HAPA Board Members:  (Back/Top) Connie Zieba, Analyn Anderson Lee, Sandy Lewis, Karen Roush, Alicia Gist, Susan Banks (Second row from top) Grace Anne Baker, Pam Staples, Sue Brennig, Jolyn Scheirman, Joan Warburton, Carol Coleman, Artie Crawford, Toni Post, Lorie Coffelt, Marcy Cann, Debbie Jones, Robin Ward (Second row from bottom/Sitting) Kay Newman, Linda Porter, Pam Jarrett, Judy Harwell, Lyn Flynt, Shirley Kraus (Bottom/sitting on ground) Barbara Upchurch, Diane Thornton, Joni Landon, Sarah Bellanfant

 

HAPA MISSION STATEMENT

Adopted March 2, 2005

The Houston Alumnae Panhellenic Association (HAPA) exists to provide charitable, educational, and social opportunities for Houston-area alumnae and collegiate members of the 26 National Panhellenic Conference sororities and fraternities.  HAPA's specific activities include educating prospective members on the positive aspects of Greek life, promoting the community involvement of our members through the "Reading Is Fundamental" literacy program, and providing various programs to facilitate the ongoing fellowship and education of our members.

   

Serving as HAPA webmaster is Connie Zieba, Alpha Gamma Delta.  Past webmasters include Carol Coleman, Phi Mu, 2005-2009. 

The web site was created in 1999 by several volunteers who came together to create a site serving Houston Panhellenic and its Foundation.

  Connie Zieba