National Pan-Hellenic Council

On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University in Washington D.C., the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) was formed with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi fraternities and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma fraternities joined the council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.

The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 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.

~National Pan-Hellenic Council

Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated.

Georgia State University is currently home to eight of the organizations in the Divine Nine. The following organizations are active on Georgia State University’s campus: