NPHC is the cooperative governing body of the traditionally African American fraternities and sororities, also known as the Devine Nine.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed in 1930 at Howard University to serve as an umbrella organization for the eight predominant African American Fraternal Organizations. Each of these groups evolved at a time when African American were denied essential rights and services afforded others. These organizations were designed to foster a growth of brotherhood and sisterhood and to serve as conduits by which action plan could be formulated and coordinated.
NPHC is comprised of 1.5 million members and is one of the largest Black international organizations in the world. These organizations have a profound commitment to providing community service and helping to uplift public welfare.
NPHC organizations are unique with respect to other Greek letter organizations in that they have continuous commitment to providing community service and to uplifting/promoting the general public welfare. NPHC organization embrace the continuance of social actions, political empowerment and economic development.
Since its establishment in 1930, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. has been at the forefront of securing the concept "where there is unity, there is strength."
Chapters at University of Northern Iowa:
Phi Beta Sigma