The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the cooperative governing body of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities, also known as the Divine Nine, at the University of Washington.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed in 1930 at Howard University and serves to foster cooperative actions and promote the well-being of the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities that make up the council. Each of these groups evolved at a time when African American were denied essential rights and services. These organizations were designed to foster brotherhood and sisterhood and to serve as conduits by which actions for social change could be formulated and coordinated. The NPHC provides a platform in which these nine organization can support each other in their mutual endeavors.
NPHC organizations are unique with respect to other Greek letter organizations in that they have continuous commitment to providing community service and to uplifting/promoting the general public welfare. NPHC organization embrace the continuance of social actions, political empowerment and economic development.
Since its establishment in 1930, the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. has been at the forefront of securing the concept “where there is unity, there is strength.”
“No Matter the Letter, We Are All Greek Together”