On May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization.
Carolina is home to eight historically African American fraternities and sororities which are governed by the UNC-Chapel Hill chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. These organizations are service-oriented and conduct philanthropic events and hands-on community projects in Chapel Hill and Carrboro.
NPHC organizations host a variety of social, service and cultural programs throughout the year aimed at educating members of the Carolina community and uplifting all people in the community-at-large. NPHC sponsors the annual Homecoming Step Show in November as well as programs such as “Meet the Greeks” to educate new students about the different historically Black Greek letter organizations on campus. NPHC also plans service projects, fundraisers, and social events such as tutoring youth, AIDS awareness activities, and cook-outs in the spring. NPHC hosts a NPHC week in the spring featuring events such as: a council-wide awards ceremony, College Preparation service project, and council dinner.
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.
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.
What We've Achieved
- Thousands of community service hours
- Hundreds of on campus educational programs
- National NPHC Awards and Recognition
- Regional NPHC Awards and Recognition
- "Mr. UNC" and "Ms. UNC"
- Undergraduate Executive Branch of UNC Student Government
- Carolina Union Board of Directors
- Order of the Golden Fleece
- UNC Harvey Beech Scholars