National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) governs the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. member fraternities and sororities at Murray State University. NPHC organizations are historically African American, steeped in rich cultural heritage and traditions. The NPHC represents their members' interests to Murray State University and the Murray-Calloway County community. NPHC is also responsible for governing member organizations.  For more information about the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc., visit their website.

NPHC Organizations at Murray State University:

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (ΑΚΑ)

Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University
Chapter: Zeta Zeta (ΖΖ)
Programs: UNA-USA Global Classrooms Project; Alzheimer's Association; American Heart Association; American Stroke Association; National Alliance on Mental Illness; Africare
President: Morgan Johnson

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ)

Founded: December 4, 1906 at Cornell University
Chapter: Zeta Omicron (ΖΟ)
Progams: March of Dimes; Head Start; Boy Scouts of America; Big Brothers Big Sisters
President: Justin Frazier

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (ΔΣΘ)

Founded: January 13, 1913 at Howard University
Chapter: Eta Upsilon (ΗΥ)
: Five-Point Thrust: Economic Development; Educational Development; International Awareness and Involvement; Physical and Mental Health; Politicial Awareness and Involvement
: Ariel Watson

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (ΖΦΒ)

Founded: January 16, 1920 at Howard University
Chapter: Nu Rho (ΝΡ)
Programs: National Education Foundation; Stork's Nest; Z-H.O.P.E.; Zeta Organizational Leadership Program (ZOL)
President: Chelsea Tyler

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (ΦΒΣ)

Founded: January 9, 1914 at Howard University
Chapter: Omicron Xi (ΟΞ)
Programs: Sigma Wellness: Bigger and Better Business; Education; Social Action
President: Kenneth Howard

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΩΨΦ)

Founded: November 17, 1911 at Howard University
Chapter: Alpha Beta (ΑΒ)
Programs: Education; Health Initiatives; Voter Registration, Education and Mobilization
President: Nikkous Moore

NPHC Recruitment (Intake)

NPHC organizations participate in membership intake. Membership intake is the process of selecting, educating, and initiating new members at a time deemed by the specific organization, not by NPHC. 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 12-24 Credit Hours (Dependent upon the organization)
  • 2.5 GPA (Individual chapters may require higher)
  • History of Community Service

If you are interested in joining an NPHC Fraternity or Sorority please fill out the form.

For questions and more information about joining an NPHC organization please contact:

Re'Nita Avery-Meriwether
Director of Student Life & the Curris Center
(270) 809-6984 

Evan Ditty
Coordinator of Greek Life & Student Leadership Programs
Phone: (270) 809-6953 

Center for Student Involvement
111 Curris Center
Murray, KY 42071