by Shiva Rahimi
National Panhellenic Council (NPC), the governing body for the University of La Verne sororities, held its first-ever NPC week beginning Monday and concluding today.
The primary purpose of the event was to create inter-sorority cousins as a bonding method between the three sororities.
College Panhellenic Association (CPA) is the local governing body for ULV sororities which recently implemented the cousins program.
Par Nag, president of CPA and senior Iota Delta member, said that this event will make relations much better.
She said, “There are 90 women in La Verne’s Greek system. Not everyone knows one another. Now, through the cousins program, the sisters will have the opportunity of meeting people outside of their own sororities.”
Angela Mlinarevic, social chair for CPA and sophomore Sigma Kappa member, said that there had been tension among the sororities a few years ago. She said, “I feel the tension is now resigning and this event will bring on better feelings.”
With Rush Week right around the corner, Tanya Taylor, a senior Phi Sigma Sigma member and also a member of the NPC committee said, “I think that NPC week will promote ‘good vibes,’ further the Greek system as a whole, and show that no matter what sorority you are in we are all friends.”
Cousins were randomly assigned by the CPA secretary Sunday, before NPC week began. An ice cream social started the events on Monday, followed by Laser Tag Tuesday, and concludes with a barbecue and Cousin Olympics today.