National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is composed of nine (9) sororities and fraternities, seven of which are active at USC: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

NPHC embraces a lifelong membership philosophy and promotes interaction through academic achievement, political awareness, community service, and engagement in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization. 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.

Membership Intake and Expectations (Adapted from the University of Kansas)

Membership selection for NPHC groups is an individualized process that is different for each organization. This process, known as intake, generally begins with an interest meeting followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and a presentation of new members, a showcase in which the organization’s new members are revealed to the community.

NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a 2.5-2.75 GPA depending on the organization. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to contact the respective NPHC organizations for more information, via email or Instagram. Contact information may be found below. Please review the Tips for Membership Intake for more information.

If you would like additional information about National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations, please contact

USC includes a variety of Black student organizations. You can also visit the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs in Student Union 415 or by email at

Upcoming Events

Fall 2020 informational: August 2020

Undergraduate Chapter Contact:

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Instagram: Alphadelta1921

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Instagram: @akaiotabeta1974 

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Instagram: @bqnupes 

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Instagram: usc1914

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Instagram: @usc_SGRhos


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Los Angeles NPHC on Facebook 

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
5656 South Stony Island Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
(773) 684-1282 | Fax (773)684-1604


Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
2313 Saint Paul Street
Baltimore, MD 21218-5211
(410) 554-0040 | Fax (410) 554-0054


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
1707 New Hampshire Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 986-2400 | Fax: (202) 986-2513


Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
1734 New Hampshire Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20009
(202) 387-3103 | Fax:(202) 232-4593


Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
1600 N. Calvert Street
Baltimore, MD 21202
(443) 438-5691|Fax (443) 438-5692


Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
2322-24 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19132-4590
(215) 228-7184 | Fax (215) 228-7181


Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
1000 Southhill Drive, Suite 200
Cary, NC 27513-8630
Toll Free: 1-888-SGR-1922
(919) 678-9720 | Fax: 678-9721


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
145 Kennedy Street, NW
Washington, DC 20011
(202) 726-5434 | Fax: (202) 882-1681


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega World Center
3951 Snapfinger Parkway
Decatur, GA 30035
(404) 284-5533 | Fax: (404) 284-0333