National Pan-Hellenic Council



The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. NPHC was chartered at LSU on February 28, 1992. It serves as the umbrella organization for the historically, but not exclusively, black Greek-lettered organizations commonly referred to as the Divine Nine. 

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NPHC members


How to Join NPHC

Membership Intake

Students interested in joining NPHC at LSU will participate in Membership Intake. In order to be eligible to participate in Intake, prospective members must attend Greek Code. At Greek Code, NPHC fraternities and sororities individually announce their membership selection/intake process each semester and explain their membership process during an informational meeting. 

Greek Code Dates

NPHC Greek Code: September 9th & 10th at 6:00 p.m. in the LSU Union Theater. There is no registration, doors open at 5:30 p.m. 

Any student interested and eligible for membership intake for NPHC Greek Life must attend NPHC Greek Code. This event is mandatory for all students planning to participate in the intake process. Greek Code is an amazing opportunity for students who are interested in learning more about NPHC fraternities and sororities at LSU. Greek Code will take place at least once per semester. Be sure to follow NPHC on Instagram for updates about Greek Code.

Intake Process

NPHC organizations bring in new members through a process called Membership Intake. NPHC fraternities and sororities will individually announce informational sessions at the begining of the semester, if they are taking new members, and will explain their membership process at this meeting. NPHC organizations decide on having intake each semester and there is no guarantee that intake will take place on a regular schedule. It is highly recommended that interested students research each fraternity or sorority carefully and attend events sponsored by the respective chapters and NPHC as a whole. 

The membership intake process begins with an informational meeting. At the informational meeting, interested students are invited to learn more about a specific organization and details of the application process for that organization. After the informational meetings, potential members or aspirants are asked to complete a membership application and show proof that they have achieved the organization's minimum standards for academics, community service and leadership. Following the submission of an application, interviews and selections will take place.

If you have any other questions, please contact the Greek Life office at 225-578-2171 or


Basic requirements for joining any NPHC organization:

  • Must be a full-time student (enrolled in at least 12 hours in fall/spring semester)
  • Most organizations require at least a 2.5-2.75 minimum cumulative GPA for intake/initiation, so strive for higher when coming to LSU
  • Have a minimum of 12-36 cumulative LSU credit hours


In addition to fraternity/sorority dues and fees, a $67 assessment for Greek Membership per semester will appear on each Greek students’ LSU fee bill. 

One-time expenses include new member fees, chapter dues, national dues and initiation costs. This could range from $800-$3000. Average semester costs range from $100-$300. The cost varies between chapters.

Members in the Greek Life community are expected to uphold both chapter, council and university policies in addition to Greek Life Standards & Safety. This includes payment of dues on time, maintaining the minimum grade point average, following the student code of conduct, aligning with anti-hazing practices and attending educational workshops and trainings each year. 


NPHC AKA members


NPHC members volunteering

Each year, LSU fraternities and sororities partner with Habitat for Humanity of Greater Baton Rouge to build homes for families who need them. In these 18 years the community has donated over 10,000 hours of service, raised over $2M through year-long fundraising efforts, and built 34 houses.

NPHC Chapter Scorecards

Click a chapter below to view its scorecard and learn more about its history, academic and philanthropic accomplishments, and important health and safety information.


No NPHC chapters are suspended at this time. 

View our Community Scorecard page, under Chapter Scorecards and Suspended Chapters for details and charge letters.