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 fraternities and sororities. Currently, the University of Pittsburgh has four fraternities and one sorority. 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. Meet the NPHC will be on Monday, February 15 from 8:00pm-9:15pm via Zoom. Register today to receive the information. 

NPHC Plots Project

The National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Pittsburgh is proud to announce the construction of NPHC plots on campus. Plots have a unique and special tradition with being located on most Historically Black Colleges and Universities, and the University of Pittsburgh will be one of the few Predominantly White Institutions in the nation to have a remarkable landmark for the NPHC community. Plots symbolically represent each chapter’s presence on campus. Please visit and consider donating to help support with this construction. All donations are greatly appreciated and thank you for your support!

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
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  • 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.
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
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  • Interesting Fact: The Mu Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is the 12th oldest chapter in the world!
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

o   Chapter Name: Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

o   Charter Letters: Beta Epsilon

o   Motto: Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor

o   Colors: Crimson and Cream

o   Symbol: Diamond

o   National Service Project: Guide Right

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§   Instagram: @benupes

§  Facebook: Pitt Nupes

o   Chapter Website

o   Interesting Fact: Five other chapters were chartered through our chapter, also known as the BE swing.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

o   Chapter Name: Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

o   Charter Letters: Epsilon Kappa

o   Motto: Culture for Service, Service for Humanity

o   Principles: Brotherhood, Scholarship & Service

o   Symbol: White Dove

o   Service Project: March of Dimes

o   Chapter Email:

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§  Instagram: @pittsigmas

§  Twitter: @pittsigmas

o   Chapter Website:

o   Interesting FactThe 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.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Chapter Name: 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
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  • Interesting Fact about Chapter: 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.

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