National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Valerie Lamarre-Laurent, NPHC Advisor
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, or NPHC, serves as an umbrella organization for the historically African American sororities and fraternities at UC Davis. The groups on the council are representative chapters of the Divine Nine, which make up the council nationally and are represented throughout the country.
Each NPHC sorority and fraternity brings in new members at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations governed by the National Pan- Hellenic Council have different requirements for membership. These organizations are permitted to conduct intake based on the chapters schedule and/ or their need for expansion. Some organizations conduct intake each quarter; others do so only once a year. When organizations are looking to conduct Membership Intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which the criteria for membership is explained. These are usually publicized via flyers on campus and social media. NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process. This event is called “Black Greek 101” and is held in the fall quarter.
A student must obtain a collegiate GPA of 2.50 or higher, community service experience, and involvement in clubs or community activities. Nevertheless, each NPHC organization has its own requirements set by their (inter)national organization and the UC Davis chapter. Please contact the chapter that you are interested in for more information.