National Pan-hellenic Chapters at Youngstown State University
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Delta Delta Chapter
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Gamma Chapter
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Eta Zeta Chapter
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Eta Eta Chapter
WHAT IS NPHC?
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is the umbrella organization for the nine historically black, international Greek lettered fraternities and sororities. The council 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.
HISTORY OF NPHC
On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C., The National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed. The stated purpose and mission of the NPHC is: “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.”
ACADEMIC AND MEMBERSHIP REQUIRMENTS
Undergraduate students who wish to join an NPHC organization must meet specific membership qualifications. These standards include academic achievement (2.5 GPA or higher depending upon the organization, must be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours, and at least 15 hours of completed coursework or more), community service, good character, and involvement on campus. Organizations will host interest meetings, and informationals throughout the year for students interested in joining the organization. Each individual organization’s National Headquarters sets the guidelines for when and how often a chapter can participate in the membership intake process. NPHC membership is a lifelong commitment. Membership continues after college and into the alumnae chapters. Therefore, decisions should be made very carefully and informed.
WHY SHOULD I JOIN NPHC?
You should join an NPHC organization if you are interested in a historically significant organization dedicated to serving their community and continuing education. These organizations each have something that makes them special and it is up to each person to find which one fits them best. Joining an NPHC represented organization is joining a brotherhood/ sisterhood for life and is a lifetime commitment to serving the surrounding communities.