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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 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 significant source of change for the African American community in America since its inception.


Memorial Plots

Wright State University will be adding NPHC plots to campus this summer. In keeping with the university's commitment to diversity and inclusion, a special place on campus is being created to honor the past, present, and future members of the NPHC. This reverent space on campus will provide 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 seven historically African-American fraternities and sororities on our campus. The organizations include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc; Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, 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 National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the stated purpose and mission of “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.” 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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We look forward to meeting you all on campus this fall and hope you have a wonderful year here at Wright State University! 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, selecting, educating, and initiating new members at a time deemed specific 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