National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council

NPHC sororities and fraternities provide a unique experience, different form the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association Greek chapters. All of the organizations promote scholarship, leadership, and community service. Our organizations offer enriched programs, which help mold and educate brothers and sisters into productive members of society.

About Us

UNL multicultural chapters do not have on-campus living units. Members live in the residence halls or off-campus.

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln has had all nine NPHC affiliate organizations on campus in its history. Currently active chapters are denoted by an asterisk (*) and are on the full NPHC Chapter list.

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.*
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. *
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. *
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. *

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History

The local chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council was chartered on Saturday, April 19, 2003. The Leadership Council, including Sheldon Hutchinson of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., President, Jaron Cannon of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Vice President, Jerry Washington of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Treasurer, and Treasure Ballard Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Secretary. Dwight Mosby of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. was instrumental in getting the Council's chartering. He and Amber Shavers co-advised the organization. Judy Webster was the UNL staff member assigned to work with the council.

Scholarship

Scholarship is important to all NPHC affiliate organizations. The minimum cumulative grade point average for all NPHC affiliate organizations is 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Please check with the individual organization of interest for specific details about membership requirements Spring 2015 All UNL Male GPA: 2.933 All Non-Greek Males GPA: 2.894 All Greek Male GPA: 3.114 Spring 2015 All UNL Female GPA: 3.212 All Non-Greek Females GPA: 3.147 All Greek Female GPA: 3.422

Value

Becoming a member of an NPHC organization is an invaluable experience. Membership benefits include great social networking, lifetime friendships, building of character, leadership skills, community outlook, professional development and event planning.

Networking

All of the NPHC member organizations have local, regional and national conferences that allow members the opportunity to network with various members of their organization, locally and across the country. It is important to continue the bonds of brother/sisterhood by attending conferences and supporting fellow chapters.

Community Service

As a council, NPHC participates in several service projects throughout the cities of Lincoln and Omaha. Past service projects include: March of Dimes, The Big Event, Relay for Life, Dates Making a Difference (Date Auction), Sleep Out for the Homeless, Safe Quarters for the Friendship Home, Baby Shower for Stork's Nest, and volunteered at Nebraska Aerospace Museum.

Alumni Support

Membership in an NPHC organization is a lifelong commitment. Each NPHC member organization has an alumni system that supports and develops its collegiate members. Alumni members provide wisdom, an instant social network, and serve as positive role models in the transition through collegiate life and beyond.