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National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council is home to two Black Greek-Letter organizations on DePauw’s campus.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative council composed of historically African American fraternities and sororities founded on May 10, 1929. The nine NPHC Greek-letter organizations are sometimes collectively referred to as the "Divine Nine". The affiliate organizations promote awareness, promote scholarship, foster unity, and provide understanding amongst all organizations and the larger community. NPHC proudly promotes service, sisterhood, and brotherhood to the community as a basic principle of Black Greek-lettered organizations. The National Pan-Hellenic Council of DePauw University was established in April 2000. DePauw University currently has active chapters.

Each organization has a specific membership intake and new member process. The three active chapters are:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

If you are interested in any of these organizations, chapters hold interest sessions for interested students throughout the fall and spring semesters. Additional questions about NPHC new member intake and orientation process can be directed to the president of the respective organizations, the president of the council, or by contacting the Fraternity & Sorority Life office - fslife@depauw.edu

Links & Resources about NPHC

NPHC Constitution

NPHC Headquarters

NPHC Brochure