Overview

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is a coalition of the nine largest historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities*, currently representing over 1.5 million members internationally. Additionally, the organization boasts a diverse membership comprised of students, celebrities, corporate, political and community leaders. The NPHC was organized on May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University. For over 75 years, members of the constituent Greek-letter organizations of NPHC have convened to discuss and address issues of mutual concern. The collective social and economic power of the NPHC has been a major source of change for the African American community in America since its inception.

Group of HBCU fraternity and sorority members

Wilberforce Chapter of the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) hosts nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities here on campus. The organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc; Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc; Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc, and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. These organizations provide opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved as active figures on and off campus, upholding the principles these organizations were established on several years ago.

If you would like to find out more about NPHC fraternities and sororities please watch for our NPHC Open House and Open Forum events.

How to Join

NPHC organizations participate in membership intake, the process of selecting, educating and initiating new members, at a time deemed specific by the specific organization. Membership intake is highly regulated by each of the national organizations. Generally, Students must have a minimum GPA of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale; be involved in a leadership role on campus; and actively performing service in the community. NPHC groups do not accept first semester freshmen.

The nine historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities that make up NPHC are:

  1. Alpha Phi Alpha
  2. Alpha Kappa Alpha*
  3. Delta Sigma Theta
  4. Phi Beta Sigma
  5. Kappa Alpha Psi
  6. Zeta Phi Beta
  7. Iota Phi Theta*
  8. Omega Psi Phi*
  9. Sigma Gamma Rho

*Not currently active at Wilberforce University

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