National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

National Panhellenic fraternity and sorority members stand in front of fountain

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative group of five fraternities and four sororities all founded by African Americans also known as the Divine Nine.

At Old Dominion University, we have six active organizations - three fraternities and three sororities. The purpose of the ODU NPHC is to:

Bridge the gap between all active fraternities and sororities on campus

  • Support and build all those around
  • Lend a helping hand to those who need it
  • Increase interest and inclusion on campus
  • Create unity and friendship among NPHC members

How to Join a NPHC Fraternity or Sorority

The National Pan-Hellenic Council does not host a formal intake process as a council, but on an individual chapter basis at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations within NPHC have different requirements for membership. Some organizations conduct intake once a year or each semester. When an NPHC organization anticipates conducting Membership Intake, they will host a chapter informational meeting. These meetings will be publicized at the discretion of the chapter throughout campus. 

In partnership with the Multicultural Greek Council (MGC), at the beginning of both fall and spring semester, a general information session is held. This event is called Meet the Greeks and it is an opportunity for students to learn about each active organization, ask questions, and interact with chapter members.

NPHC Fraternities at ODU

Alpha Phi Alpha
Alpha Phi Alpha

Nu Theta Chapter

Founded: December 4, 1906 Chartered at ODU: April 24, 1977

Kappa Alpha Psi

Eta Omega Chapter

Founded: January 5, 1911 Chartered at ODU: February 23, 1975

Phi Beta Sigma

Omicron Iota Chapter

Founded: January 9, 1914 Chartered at ODU: November 8, 1983

NPHC Sororities at ODU

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Kappa Gamma Chapter

Founded: January 15, 1908 Chartered at ODU: September 20, 1975

Zeta Phi Beta
Zeta Phi Beta

Rho Nu Chapter

Founded: January 16, 1920 Chartered at ODU: November 15, 1987

Sigma Gamma Rho

Theta Chi Chapter

Founded: November 12, 1922 Chartered at ODU: March 20, 1982

Delta Sigma Theta logo
Delta Sigma Theta

Lambda Eta Chapter

Founded: January 13, 1913 Chartered at ODU: 1974

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