National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is the umbrella organization for the nine (9) historically African-African American fraternities and sororities. It was organized in May 1930 at Howard University, Washington D. C. The stated purpose of the organization as written in 1930 is, “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 UC Berkeley Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council was chartered in 1985 by representatives of the Black Greek Letter Organizations (BGLO). On February 26, 1986, BGLOs were officially recognized by the university for the first time in their 79 year history on the Berkeley campus. Through NPHC, fraternities and sororities work together to promote unity, share ideas, and discuss common goals or problems; however, the ultimate mission of all NPHC organizations is public service.

Membership in NPHC organizations extends beyond the college experience. Upon initiation, individuals accept a lifetime commitment to the goals and objectives of their respective organizations. Members develop many close bonds and friendships that are often unbreakable and maintained throughout their lives.

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