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National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the coordinating council for the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, eight of which are at the University of South Carolina. The purpose of the National Pan-Hellenic Council is to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. NPHC has eight officers that promote the well-being of its member organizations, provide leadership development for its constituents, act as liaisons between the university and chapter members, promote academic excellence, create educational programming and service opportunities, and more.


The council meets bi-weekly with one delegate from each chapter to collaborate and have open discussion about current issues. Meetings are scheduled at 6:30 p.m. every other Thursday.

President: Ambria Gilliard
Vice President: Christan Myers
Treasurer: Meagan Grant
Secretary: Austin Brown
Parliamentarian: I'ajah Brasley
Public Relations Chair: Shamar Winston
Programming Chair: Zachary Brown
Community Service Chair: Deniah Arthur

Intake Orientation
National Hazing Prevention Week
NPHC Homecoming Step Show
NPHC Meet the Greeks
Trick-or-Treat with the Greeks

How to Join an NPHC fraternity or sorority
Each NPHC fraternity and sorority brings in new members at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations coordinated 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 new members.

Some organizations conduct intake each semester; 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.

NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students. This event is called “Meet the Greeks” and is held in the fall semester. MGC and NPHC collaboratively host a formal information session detailing the Membership Intake process, requirements, and policies for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process. This event is called “Intake Orientation.” There are two sessions hosted in the fall, and one is held in the spring.

Requirements to Join an NPHC organization
All students who want to join an NPHC fraternity or sorority must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.50, 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 USC Chapter. Please contact the USC chapter that you are interested in for more information.


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