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
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.