NPHC: Get to Know Auburn’s National Panhellenic Council

admin / November 11, 2017

Greek life in college is one of the most exciting parts about coming to college for some people. The question, “Should I join a sorority or fraternity,” is one the first questions freshman will be presented with when stepping on campus. The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization consisting of nine international historically black sororities and fraternities.

Auburn Univerity’s first NPHC chapter was established in 1972. Auburn has 3 sororities and 4 fraternities out of the nine organizations associated with NPHC. 

•Alpha Phi Alpha/Omicron Kappa Chapter
•Alpha Kappa Alpha/Kappa Chi Chapter
•Kappa Alpha Psi/Theta Delta Chapter
•Omega Psi Phi/Sigma Delta Chapter
•Delta Sigma Theta/Kappa Upsilon Chapter
•Phi Beta Sigma/Kappa Zeta Chapter
•Sigma Gamma Rho/Omicron Iota Chapter                                                (Photo Credit: Auburn NPHC Website)
The recruitment process for joining an NPHC organization is different from IFC and Panhellenic. The main difference is you cannot join an NPHC organization your freshman year. Most NPHC organizations require prospective members to be at least a sophomore before being initiated.
Being a part of NPHC offers many experiences that are priceless to the members. Events such as step-shows, philanthropy events, greek weeks, and, of course, the fan favorite PARTIES! NPHC organizations take pride in promoting lifelong members and experience. A member of the Theta Delta chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. stated,”being a part of NPHC was an eye opening experience. I got to see exactly how the governing body for my organization is run and have an active part in helping the NPHC organizations on my campus as well as creating lifelong friendships and experiences.”
žThe mission of the Office of Greek Life at Auburn University is to nurture the development of leadership through personal growth, community service, academic achievement, and the cultivation of lifelong relationships.
“Yes the parties are fun, strolling, and wearing paraphernalia, but the bond shared between sisters and brothers is what made me choose NPHC,” stated a member of the Omicron Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

A member of the Kappa Chi chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. explained her experience being a part of an NPHC organization at Auburn, “It’s a great experience. All of the people who chose to be a part of these black greek letter organizations are able to come together in a positive way that benefits us all, especially being at a predominantly white institution.”

(Photo Credit:Davin Cobb)

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