National Pan-Hellenic Council

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NPHC's Exec Board

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

The National Pan-Hellenic Conference is hosting NPHC Week 2022 Welcome to the Yard between September 28 - October 1, 2022.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

NPHC Bake Wars - come buy sweet treats on the DIAG between Noon and 2pm

Name That Song - 6:30pm @ 1300 Chem Building

Thursday, September 29, 2022

Meet The Greeks - 7:00pm at 1443 Wastenaw Ave Building

Saturday, October 1, 2022

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 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.

  • NPHC-Sponsored Black Welcome Week Event - Friday 9/3 @7pm (Michigan League, Hussey Room)

  • NPHC Week (all events scheduled from 7-9pm)

NPHC Statement Regarding Social Events for Winter 2021

As we begin the Winter 2021 semester, our council’s main goal is to ensure the safety and health of our community. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, we must operate in a cautious manner and make changes to what our community usually offers.


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.

NPHC Resources and Forms

Membership Intake Information

These forms are designated to inform Fraternity & Sorority Life staff as to whether chapters intend on conducting  intake, general process information, and new member information. All paperwork will be regarded with the utmost confidentiality.

Each chapter is required to submit forms for both Fall and Winter semesters.

  • Organizations conductiong Spring/Summer intake should contact the office direclty.

Joining the National Pan-Hellenic Council

Students interested in a National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) fraternity or sorority participate in a process called intake. NPHC holds various events throughout the year to introduce students to different organizations. In the fall, the council hosts a week of events referred to as NPHC Week. As part of NPHC Week, the council sponsors an Open House where individual fraternity and sororities present their objectives and disseminate information to prospective members. Each organization takes new members at different times throughout the year.