The Pan-Hellenic council was the organization responsible for monitoring the rush activities of the sororities; the inter-fraternal council handled the fraternities. The council was campus security for the sororities. There are set national laws on how to approach a female student interested in rushing and the Pan-Hellenic council would oversee rushing events to ensure the saftey and security of potentional members. They also hosted social "rush" events for membership drives in order to keep it clean.
Rushing is the process of recruiting and choosing a sorority or fraternity; during rush, sororities and fraternities attempt to sell themselves to gain new members. For example the Pan-Hellenic Council would throw a nursery rhyme theme get-together where each of the sororites would have a fair chance to mingle with the possible pledges (new recruits). If there was a violation of rush policy, the council could cancel the violater's rush events and if the violation was too serious, the Dean of Women, Garnet Cox, would handle it.
Pan-Hellenic simply means the gathering of Greek letter organizations. Pan-Hellenic at Minot State began in 1932, between the three sororities at Minot State Teachers College. Each sorority elected two members to serve on the council, and once on the council the girls would organize themselves into the various chairs. The board consisted of a president, vice president, secretary, treasurer, at least one corresponding secretary, and a faculty advisor.
As the years went by, MSTC grew and another sorority sprang up on campus. To accommodate the increase in the number of girls interested in joining a sorority, Pan-Hellenic membership was bumped up to three representatives per a sorority.