National Pan-Hellenic Council

National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing council for historically black or African-American fraternities and sororities. NPHC or sometimes called Divine Nine consist of nine national fraternities and sororities. Currently, the University of Pittsburgh has four fraternities and two sororities. If you would like to be on the NPHC general body meeting agenda, please email the NPHC president. For most up to date information about NPHC, please visit their Instagram.

NPHC Plots 

The NPHC Plots in the Schenley Quad were unveiled during Homecoming 2021 on Saturday, September 25. Plots have a unique and special tradition with being located on most Historically Black Colleges and Universities. The University of Pittsburgh is the only Predominantly White Institutions in Western Pennsylvania to have this remarkable landmark for the NPHC community. Plots symbolically represent each chapter’s presence on campus and in the Pittsburgh community. Donations and naming opportunities are still available at engage.pitt.edu/NPHCplot. 

 

Chapter Information

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Οmicron
  • Motto: First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All
  • Colors: Black and Old Gold
  • Symbol: Great Sphinx of Giza
  • National Initiatives: Go to High School Go to College, A Voteless People is a Hopeless People, My Brother’s Keeper, Project Alpha
  • Email: alphaphialpha.omicron@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • National Website: www.apa1906.net
  • Interesting Fact: Chartered in 1913, the Omicron Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. is the third oldest fraternity or sorority chapter at the  University of Pittsburgh.
  • Cathedral Standards of Excellence: 5 Star Chapter--Cathedral Cup Winner
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Charter Date: November 21st, 1921
  • Charter Letter: Mu
  • Motto/Value/Purpose: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is an organization of college educated women committed to the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.
  • Colors: Crimson and Cream
  • Symbol: Elephant/African Violet
  • Philanthropy/Service Project: Since its founding in 1913 Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has clearly distinguished itself as a public service organization that boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and strengthening of the African American family have evolved. In realizing its mission, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. provides an extensive array of public service initiatives through its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of:
    •  Educational Development
    •  Economic Development
    •  International Awareness and Development
    •  Physical and Mental Health
    •  Political Awareness and Involvement
  • Chapter Email: deltasigmatheta.pitt@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Website: https://muchapterdst.com/
  • Interesting Fact: The Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the 12th oldest chapter in the world!
  • Cathedral Standards of Excellence: 4 Star Chapter
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Beta Epsilon
  • Motto: Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor
  • Colors: Crimson and Cream
  • Symbol: Diamond
  • National Service Project: Guide Right
  • Chapter Email: kappaalphapsi.pitt@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media Handles:
  • Chapter Websitehttps://kappaalphapsi.org/
  • Interesting Fact: Five other chapters were chartered through our chapter, also known as the BE swing.
  • Cathedral Standards of Excellence: 4 Star Chapter
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Omicron Psi
  • Motto: "Friendship is Essential to the Soul."
  • Cardinal Principles: Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift 
  • Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
  • Symbol: Lamp
  • Chapter Email: opsi1927@gmail.com
  • Chapter Social Media:
  • Chapter Website: opsi1927.org
  • Interesting Fact: Omicron Psi is officially the 38th chapter founded in the fraternity's history and ranks in the top ten among chapters established at non-HBCU campuses.
  • Cathedral Standards of Excellence: No Pitt members 2020-2021
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Epsilon Kappa
  •  Motto: Culture for Service, Service for Humanity
  • Principles: Brotherhood, Scholarship & Service
  • Symbol: White Dove
  • Service Project: March of Dimes
  • Chapter Email: ekpittsigmas@gmail.com
  • Social Media:
  • Chapter Website: https://epsilonkappa1972.org/
  • Interesting Fact: The Epsilon Kappa Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. since it’s inception in 1972, has garnered numerous awards ranging from Chapter of the Year and Member of the Year to being first place at Steel City Step Show and at one point winning the Atlanta Greek Picnic Step Show; their cause speeds on.
  • Cathedral Standards of Excellence: 5 Star Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
  • Charter Letters: Theta Nu
  •  Slogan: "Greater Service, Greater Progress"
  • Mission Statement: It is the mission of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. to enhance the quality of life for women and their families in the U.S. and globally through community service, civil, and social action. Our goal is to achieve greater progress in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our members, affiliates, staff, and community partners work to create and support initiatives that align with our vision.
  • Symbol: The Poodle
  • Service Project: Operation Big Book Bag, Women's Wellness Initiative, Swim 1922, Project Cradle Care, Annual Youth Symposium
  • Chapter Website:
  • Interesting Fact: Theta Nu will be reactivating their chapter this fall 2021 semester. Contact lexie.elliott@pitt.edu if you are interested in membership.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

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