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The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded on May 10, 1930 with the purpose of fostering cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern.
There are nine historically Black Greek letter organizations (BGLOs) that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Collectively, these organizations are referred to as “The Divine Nine.” Each of these fraternities and sororities is rich in history – ties to one or more of these organizations may be found in many college-educated Black families in the United States.
On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.
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.”
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 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 following chapters are currently active with the Greater Raleigh Area National Pan Hellenic Council (2020-2021):
|Chi Rho Omega||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|Omega Lambda Omega||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|Sigma Tau Omega||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|Alpha Theta Omega||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|Psi Sigma Omega||Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.|
|Phi Lambda||Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.|
|Knightdale Wake Forest Alumnae||Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.|
|Raleigh Alumnae||Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.|
|Western Wake Alumnae||Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.|
|Johnston County Alumnae Chapter||Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.|
|Alpha Epsilon Omega||Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.|
|Cary Alumni||Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Raleigh Alumni||Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Iota Iota||Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Xi Mu Mu||Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.|
|Eta Sigma Chapter||Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.|
|Theta Lambda Sigma||Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.|
|Beta Lambda Sigma||Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.|
|Omicron Zeta||Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.|
|Sigma Xi Zeta||Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.|
|Sigma Rho Zeta||Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.|
|Chi Xi Zeta||Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.|