Joining a chapter within the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by the historically Black organizations, which are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Every semester, the NPHC fraternities and sororities represented on campus present information about their individual chapters for prospective members. NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a minimum GPA. We strongly recommend looking on each organizations respective national website to learn more about their specific joining requirements.

NPHC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to contact the respective NPHC organizations for more information.

NPHC Interest Form

Top 6 Things You Can Do to Show Interest in an NPHC Chapter

  1. Attend chapter programs and events.
  2. Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that chapter.
  3. Get to know the members of the organization.
  4. Research information on the internet about the group you are interested in.
  5. Show your own involvement on campus (i.e. get involved in clubs, community service, etc.)
  6. Submit a completed Interest Registration form to notify the chapter of your interest.

Some Helpful NPHC Resources

Divine Nine: The History of African-American Fraternities and Sororities in American
by Lawrence C. Ross

Black Greek 101: The Cultural, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities
by Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough

African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision
by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips

Soulstepping: African American Step Shows
by Elizabeth C. Fine