Fraternity & Sorority Life

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The University of Michigan chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was chartered on October 21, 2005.  Prior to then, Michigan housed it’s historically African American fraternities and sororities in the Black Greek Association, a council created prior to being chartered with the NPHC nationally.  NPHC fraternities and sororities were founded during a time when Black students were prohibited from joining historically white fraternities and sororities due to discriminatory practices and policies in the early 1900s.

Black students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) and at Predominantly White Institutions (PWI’s) then created these historic organizations to celebrate and promote Black/Afro-diasporic pride, history, and culture.

In more modern times, fraternities and sororities from every council are open to members of any background, but membership in an NPHC fraternity or sorority means that students honor that activism by doing service and programming in the Black community.

NPHC Week 2022

Join us for NPHC Week 2022 - Welcome to the Yard  between September 28 - October 1, 2022.

NPHC Week Flyer with dates and times

NPHC Black History Month Gala - Winter 2022

On Sunday, February 20, 2022 the Naitonal Pan-Hellenic Council will host its inaugural Black History Month Gala.  The event will take place in the Michigan Union Pendleton Room from 6:30-9:30pm.  There will be performances, a dj and dinner. Tickets are $10 and be purchased throught the Michigan Union Ticket Office.

NPHC Gala flyer

NPHC Week Fall 2021

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is sponsoring the below events in September 2021 for students to learnin about NPHC and meet members of the Divine Nine.