National Pan-Hellenic Council

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My name is Sydney Gray and I am a member of the Nu Mu Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and the President of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. The National Pan-Hellenic Council commonly known as the “Divine Nine” was chartered on May 10th, 1930. The council consists of nine historically black fraternities and sororities. 

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Connecticut was chartered in May 29th, 1992 and reactivated in September 2007. Throughout that time we have gone through many highs and lows. Our council is focused on fostering a sisterhood/brotherhood amongst the various organizations in our council, increase our social media presence, cultivate interest through fun and unique programming and overall expand our presence across campus.

2020 – 2021 Executive Council

Chair (President) Sydney Gray
Vice Chair (VP) Tiera Bacote
Treasurer Jaiden McMorris 
Secretary Darcus Henry Jr.
Parliamentarian/Public Relations Kevin Cayo

NPHC Overview

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. was established in 1930 on the campus of Howard University in Washington DC and was formed as a permanent organization for the is currently composed of nine, International fraternities and sororities commonly referred to as the "Divine Nine."  NPHC 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. The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was “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.” Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as “The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.” -Adopted from The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated website.

The UConn National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was chartered on May 29, 1992 and reactivated in September 2007. It governs the historically African-American fraternities and sororities. Its purpose is to create and maintain high standards in the life of fraternities and sororities; perpetuate constructive fraternity and sorority relationships; foster an understanding of the structure and method of operation among the affiliate organizations; address, coordinate, and develop action strategies of mutual concern to the affiliate organizations; and serve as the conduit for such action plans as may be developed. All 9 organizations have had a presence at UConn however only those that are currently recognized by the CFSD are included below.

Council Advisors

Council Advisor Keya Francis
Council Advisor/Graduate Assistant Irvine Peck's-Agaya

Important Documents

Interested in Joining an NPHC Organization?

All interested in joining a fraternity or sorority at UConn must complete The First Step: An Orientation for Potential New Members and pass the quiz with a score of 20. Once you have completed the orientation, we encourage you to reach out to the chapter to find out more information about membership.

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Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.