National Pan-Hellenic Council

NPHC Convocation Fall 2016

This will be included on the Welcome Week Calendar Mailed in the Summer


The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.

The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.” Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as “The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.”


Undergraduate students who wish to affiliate with NPHC chapters must meet specific membership qualifications. These standards include academic achievement (2.3 - 2.8 GPA depending upon the organization), college credit hours (12-24 hours depending upon the organization), community service and good character. Such requirements are designed to promote the building of strong and effective chapters. Each affiliate organization shall implement its own membership intake process. To learn more about NPHC organizations, interested students are encouraged to research their individual chapter websites.

The NPHC chapters on UNA’s campus have a history of almost three decades and seek to continue the traditions of excellence and involvement with campus life.
NPHC chapters will advertise their membership intake process through fliers labeled "Interest Meeting, Informational, Rush Tea, or Meet N' Greet", which all students are welcome to attend to express interest in and learn more about an organization.



1906     Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity     Cornell University

1908     Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority     Howard University

1911     Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity     Indiana University

1913     Delta Sigma Theta     Howard University

1914     Phi Beta Sigma     Howard University

1920     Zeta Phi Beta     Howard University