January is a busy NPHC Month

By David T. Boyd

 Pan Hellenic

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collective umbrella organization composed of historically African-American Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities.  The nine NPHC organizations are colloquially known as “The Divine Nine (D9)”.  The council was formed as a permanent organization on Howard University’s campus on May 10, 1930 and has maintained a level camaraderie and academic excellence for its members and service to the communities they serve. 

Chicago State University is proud to have each NPHC member organization chartered on campus.  The organizations are as follows:

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Xi Kappa Chapter)
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Nu Delta Chapter)
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Theta Zeta Chapter)
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Alpha Alpha Chapter)
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Epsilon Eta Chapter)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Lambda Chapter)
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Alpha Alpha Beta Chapter)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Omicron Chi Chapter)
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Beta Omicron Chapter)

During the month of January, 5 of the 9 organizations have founding dates 11 days apart from each other: Kappa Alpha Psi (January 5, 1911), Phi Beta Sigma (January 9, 1914), Delta Sigma Theta (January 13, 1913), Alpha Kappa Alpha (January 15, 1908) and Zeta Phi Beta (January 16, 1920). 

To learn more about the NPHC organizations here at Chicago State, be sure to visit the website of the Division of Student Affairs for more information.