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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

​The National Pan-Hellenic Council, also called NPHC, is a collaborative organization of nine historically Black/African American fraternities and sororities. NPHC organizations work toward unanimity of though and action as far as possible in the conduct of collegiate fraternities and sororities. The primary purpose of NPHC is camaraderie, academic excellence, and service to the community. Our NPHC consists of three sororities and one fraternity.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Recognized NPHC chapters at DePaul University:

  1. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  2. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  3. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  4. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Join an NPHC Chapter:

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 requirement (set by each chapter). Prospective members must also demonstrate campus and/or community involvement.

In the event that one is interested in joining a NPHC fraternity or sorority, one is strongly encouraged to show interest by attending chapter programs and events, getting to know members of that organization, researching information about the organization in which one is interested, and by attending an interest meeting or informational for the chapter in which one is interested in.

If you are interested in a National Pan-Hellenic organization, please complete the NPHC Interest Form. This allows the fraternity and sorority life staff to provide organizations with your contact information when the time comes for intake or recruitment for the organizations.

NPHC Interest Form