National Pan-Hellenic Council

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The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is composed of nine (9) Historically Black International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

Syracuse University is home to 7 NPHC Chapters: 

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Learn More About NPHC Chapters:

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Iota Upsilon Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

National Founding Date: January 15, 1908

Chapter Founding Date: May 9, 1975

Organization Principles: Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service to All Humankind


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated® was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.


The small group of women who founded Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority at the turn of the last century was conscious of their privileged position as college-trained women of color just one generation removed from slavery. But at the same time, they were sensitive to the needs and struggles of the less fortunate in underserved communities in their hometowns and in other environs beyond their travels who were in need of goods, services, and opportunities beyond their reach. The young collegians’ commitment to scholarship, leadership, civic engagement, and public service, woven together by the bonds of lifelong sisterhood, formed the bedrock of the rich legacy of servant-leadership that epitomizes the sorority to this day. And the global reach of its programs, laser-focused on the health, wealth, family, education, human rights, and parity issues that concern its constituents, ensures the relevance of the organization into perpetuity.

New Member Dues: TBA

Active Member Dues: TBA

Length of New Member Period: Up to 6 Weeks

Alpha Kappa Alpha’s National Website
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Picture of members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. infront of Hedrick's Chapel



Delta Zeta Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

National Founding Date: December 4th, 1906

Chapter Charter Date: April 14th, 1949

Organization Principles: Alpha Phi Alpha's principles are scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity

Mission: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence while providing service and advocacy for our communities

Vision: The objectives of this fraternity shall be: - To stimulate the ambition of its members - To prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual - To encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood - To aid downtrodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic, and intellectual status

New Member Dues: TBA

Active Member Dues: TBA

Length of New Member Period: Up to 6 Weeks

Alpha Phi Alpha's National Website

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Kappa Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

National Founding Date: January 13, 1913

Chapter Charter Date: April 27, 1973

Organization Values: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded on three basic principles: scholarship, public service, and sisterhood. These ideals have withstood the test of time and are exemplified through the many programs we sponsor.

Mission: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college-educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.

New Member Dues: TBD

Active Member Dues: TBD

Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Delta Sigma Theta National Website

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Theta Xi Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

National Founding Date: January 9, 1914

Chapter Charter Date: April 18, 1977

Organization Values: Brotherhood, Scholarship, Service

Mission: Using the brothers as the most powerful resource and strength, the Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. institutes systems that effectively embody "Culture For Service and Service For Humanity" and promote brotherhood, scholarship, and service.

Vision: Our vision is to maintain an all-inclusive community of well-rounded gentlemen who demonstrate academic excellence, strong brotherhood, and service to others

New Member Dues: TBD

Active Member Dues: TBD

Length of New Member Period: 6 Weeks

Phi Beta Sigma National Website

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Theta Tau Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

National Founding Date: November 12, 1922

Chapter Charter Date: December 19, 1981

Organization Principles: This organization is founded on three principles: Scholarship, Service, and Sisterhood. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. encourages activities that will further in every way possible, the advantages of members socially, morally, and intellectually.

Mission: It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.

Vision: We visualize a world in which all women and their families reach their full potential in all aspects of life and aree able to create unlimited opportunities for future generations.

New Member Dues: TBA

Active Member Dues: TBA

Length of New Member Period: Up to 6 Weeks

Sigma Gamma Rho's National Website

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Pi  Iota Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

National Founding Date: January 16th, 1920

Chapter Charter Date: December 8th, 1979

Organization Principles: Zeta Phi Beta's Principles are scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood.

Mission: Zeta Phi Beta's purpose is to foster the ideals of service, charity, scholarship, civic and cultural endeavors, sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.

Vision: Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. visualized an organization that aimed towards the people and community by raising awareness, encouraging the highest standards for scholastic achievement and a greater meaning of unity among members.

New Member Dues: TBA

Active Member Dues: TBA

Length of New Member Period: Up to 6 Weeks

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