Student Involvement and Leadership

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Photo of NPHC students and President Edwards at NPHC plot groundbreaking

Learn More About NPHC Intake

NPHC organizations participate in membership intake, selecting, educating, and initiating new members at a time deemed specific by the specific organization. NPHC groups do not accept first-semester first-year students.

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Overview

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is a coalition of the nine most prominent historically African American, Greek-letter fraternities and sororities. Currently representing over 1.5 million members internationally, 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 90 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 significant source of change for the African American community in America since its inception.


Memorial Plots

Wright State University is proud to be the first public university in Ohio to create NPHC plots on campus. In keeping with the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, a special place on campus has been created to honor the past, present, and future members of the NPHC. This reverent space on campus provides an area for reflection, celebration, and gathering for our members.


Welcome New Wright State Students

Wright State's chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) hosts four historically African-American fraternities and sororities on our campus. The organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc; and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. These organizations provide opportunities for undergraduate students to become involved as active figures on and off-campus, upholding the principles these organizations established several years ago.

The NPHC was formed as a permanent organization with the stated purpose and mission of “The NPHC shall be to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. To this end, the NPHC promotes the well-being of its affiliate fraternities and sororities, facilitates the establishment and development of local councils of the NPHC and provides leadership training for its constituents..” These problems of mutual interest derive from the need to raise community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.

Wright State's fraternities and sororities are always looking for new members who exhibit interest in the organizations and the goals for which they strive to achieve. As a new college student, we encourage you to learn about Greek life by exploring the organizations on campus and discovering what they can do for you.

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How to Join

NPHC organizations participate in membership intake, selecting, educating, and initiating new members at a time deemed appropriate by the specific organization. Each of the national organizations highly regulates membership intake. Generally, students must: have a minimum GPA of 2.5–2.75 on a 4.0 scale, be involved in a leadership role on campus, and actively perform service in the community. NPHC groups do not accept first-semester first-year students.

Aspirants, or interested persons, should note that individual organizations hold informational meetings throughout the academic year. These meetings will be advertised in various locations on campus and will provide aspirants the opportunity to learn more about an organization and perhaps get specific intake questions answered. In addition, students who are interested in learning more about the entire council are encouraged to attend the annual NPHC Open House.

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 Wright State University