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NPHC National History

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The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded on May 10, 1930 at Howard University in

Washington, DC. The chartering organizations were:

      • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.,

      • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.,

      • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,

      • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., and

      • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., joined the council,

followed by Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. in 1937. The NPHC incorporated under the laws of the

State of Illinois in 1937. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. joined the NPHC as its ninth (9th) affiliate

member in 1997.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, affectionately known as “The Divine Nine,” is composed of the following member organizations:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.,

  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

The supreme governing authority of the NPHC shall be vested in the Council of Presidents (COP). The COP is composed of the elected president of each member fraternity or sorority or an authorized representative as designated by the president of the respective fraternity or sorority who shall represent the fraternity or sorority in the absence of the president.

Member Organizations & Council of Presidents

Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III

General President
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

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Dr. Glenda Baskin Glover

International President
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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Reuben A. Shelton III, Esq.

Grand Polemarch
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

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Dr. David Marion

Grand Basileus
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

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Elsie Cooke-Holmes

National President & CEO
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

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Hon. Chris V. Rey, J.D. 

International President
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

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Valerie Hollingsworth Baker

International President
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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Rasheeda S. Liberty

International Grand Basileus
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

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Sean D. Housen, Sr. 

International Grand Polaris
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

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