The local chapter of the National Pan Hellenic Council was chartered on Saturday, April 19, 2003.The Leadership Council included 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 chartered. He and Amber Shavers co-advised the organization. Judy Webster was the UNL staff member assigned to work with the council
Who We Are
NPHC sororities and fraternities provide a different experience to traditional Greek chapters. All of the fraternal organizations promote scholarship, leadership, and community service. Our organizations offer enriched programs, which help mold and educate its brothers and sisters into productive members of society.
UNL multicultural chapters do not have on-campus living units. Members live in the residence halls or in off-campus apartments. UNL has six NPHC affiliate organizations on campus: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
One of the pillars of the NPHC affiliate organizations is scholarship. The minimum cumulative grade point average for all NPHC affiliate organizations is at least 2.5. Please check with the organization of interest for specific details about membership requirements
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.
All nine of the NPHC member organizations have local, regional and national conferences that allow members the opportunity to network and intermix with various members of their organization. Most NPHC organizations have international membership. It is important to continue the bonds of brother/sisterhood by attending conferences and supporting fellow chapters.
As a council the 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.
Membership in an NPHC organization is a lifetime commitment. Each NPHC member organization has an alumni system that supports and develops its collegiate members. Alumni members provide traditional wisdom, an instant social network and serve as positive role models in the transition through college and beyond.