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 - Meet the Greek (Fall 2020)

Please join the Naitonal Pan-Hellenic Council and its member chapters on Thursday, October 29, 2020 for a virtual event.  This event is an opportunity for indiviuals to learn about fratenrithy and sororities within NPHC.

NPHC at Michigan was chartered in October 2005, with many of its member chapters being chartered at Michigan prior to the council's formation.  NPHC fraternities and sororities were founded to celebrate and promote Black/Afro-diasporic pride, history and culture. Today, NPHC fraternties and sororities are open to members of any background, but membership in an NPHC fraternity or sorority means that students honor that activisim by doing service and programming in the Black community.

NPHC Week Flyer


#ENOUGHISENOUGH

On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 the National Pan-Hellenic Council is asking people to participate in a candelight campaign called #ENOUGHISENOUGH.   

1 - Record video sending condolences to victims of racial injustices

2 - End the video by blowing out a candle/lighter in remembrance

3 - Upload to social media with the hashtag #enoughisenough

Videos will begin posting around 9:00am

 

In addition, the council released the below statement.

#EnoughIsEnough

NPHC Celebrates it's 90th Anniversary

The National Pan-Hellenic Council was established May 10, 1930 at Howard University.   NPHC was established with the purpose of “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”. 

Congratulations to NPHC for 90 years of supporting its members organizations, living into its mission and objectives and providing amazing opporunties for collegiate and alumni members.


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