National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was organized on May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University. Since its inception, members of the constituent Greek-letter organizations have convened to discuss and address issues of mutual concern. As a result, NPHC has been a major source of change on a national level and at the forefront of securing the concept that, “Where there is unity, there is strength.


The NPHC is the governing body for the nine historically African-American fraternities and sororities including, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

On the campus of East Carolina University, six of the nine Greek-lettered organizations are currently established.  Exceptions are Phi Beta Sigma, Omega Psi Phi and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council hosts bi-weekly meetings and continuously strives to identify ways to collaborate with community service organizations.  For more information, please contact Josh Pyant, NPHC President, at

NPHC Membership Intake Procedures

Steps to becoming a member of an NPHC organization:

1. Attend a NPHC "Meet The Greeks" meeting
2. Attend the Informational/ Interest Meeting/ Rush Activity for the individual organization.
3. Apply to the organization.
4. Meet organization’ requirements and receive an acceptance letter.

Basic requirements for joining any NPHC organization:

• Must be a full-time student (enrolled in at least 12 hours in fall/spring semester)
• Have a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Office at (252) 328-4235(252) 328-4235 or, e-mail the NPHC Advisor, Dorothea Mack, at