Office of Student Leadership and Engagement

National Pan-Hellenic Council


The Divine NineThe National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. The 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 National Pan-Hellenic Council was organized on May 10, 1930 at Howard University, in Washington, D.C. 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." The NPHC serves as the supporting council for all fraternities and sororities recognized by the National Pan-Hellenic Council.

Membership Intake

Membership selection in NPHC is an individualized process that is different for each organization. Chapter choose the time when they will take new members. This process, known as intake, generally begins with an interest meeting, followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and a new member presentation, or "coming-out" show in which the organization's new members are revealed to the community. Joining a NPHC chapter is a lifelong commitment to a far-reaching national organization that is both exciting and rewarding. The brotherhood/sisterhood and dedication to community service that individuals share as a members of an NPHC organization is unlike any other. 


Black Greek 101

Black Greek 101 is a program devoted to educating the UNCW campus about the 9 historically black fraternities and sororities know as "The Divine 9." This event is strongly encouraged for individuals interested in joining a NPHC fraternity or sorority and want to learn more about the next steps. 


Join us on Thursday, September 5th at 6:00 PM in the Azalea Coast room in the Fisher University Union.

NPHC Week 

NPHC week is a week of programming put on by the National Pan-Hellenic Council at UNCW. The week's programs vary from year to year, but the main focus is always to promote the presence of the NPHC on campus as well as raise awareness about prominent issues in the black community.

NPHC Week will be held September 3rd - 6th. Check back for more detailed information!!



Have questions? Contact and don't forget to follow us on social media at UNCWNPHC