Divine Nine: The National Pan-Hellic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is composed of five (5) of the nine historically Black International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African-Americans, was founded December 4, 1906, at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority was founded on January 13, 1913 by twenty-two collegiate women at Howard University. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to persons in need.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. *
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift were adopted as Cardinal Principles.
*Omega Psi Phi is not currently a registered student organization at the University of Kansas.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority was founded January 16, 1920 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. These women dared to depart from the traditional coalitions for African-American women and sought to establish a new organization predicated on the precepts of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood.