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. 

We invite you to join us on September 5th at 6pm in the Azalea Coast Room in the Fisher University Union!

NPHC Black Greek 101: Come out to learn about UNCW Greek Life! September 5th, 2018, 6pm, Azalea Coast Room in the Fisher University Union, 2nd floor.

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.

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Step Show

The Annual Step Show is a chance for NPHC organizations to show off their stepping abilities to the campus and Wilmington community. The step show aims to bring representatives from all 9 of the NPHC Fraternities and Sororities to Kenan auditorium for a chance to win bragging rights as Wilmington's best step team for the year. The program serves as an important part of Homecoming each year by bringing in many alumni and former UNCW Greeks back to campus to see their new undergraduate members show off their performing abilities. 

S&J Concierge and The National Pan-Hellenic Council Presents the 2018 UNCW Homecoming Step Show Saturday, February 10th, in Kenan Auditorium at the University of North Carolina Wilmington Doors Open at 8pm, Show Begins at 8:30pm Coast 97.3’s very own Bigg B will host the show with music by DJ Mike Lang Fraternities and Sororities from VA and NC will be competing for a top prize of $700! Tickets before the day of the show will be $10.00 for students with their ID, $10 for Alum with the special code, and $15 for community members At the Door: $20.00 Visit to purchase tickets online or call Kenan Box Office at 910.962.3500 to purchase over the phone *Note: tickets purchased online will be charged a convenience fee, to avoid this fee call the Box Office Monday - Friday: Noon - 6 pm* *

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