The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated is composed of nine historically
Black National Greek Letter sororities and fraternities: Alpha Kappa
Alpha Sorority, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority,
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity,
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, and Omega Psi Phi
Formed in 1930 at Howard University, the stated purpose of the organization
was "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."
Each of these organizations evolved at a time when African Americans
were denied essential rights and services afforded to others. These
organizations were designed to foster a growth of brotherhood and sisterhood
and to serve as conduits by which action plans could be formulated.
Presently, there are approximately 1.5 million members of undergraduate
and graduate chapters served by NPHC making it one of the largest Black
international organizations in the world.