National Pan-Hellenic Council Intake

NPHC and its member chapters do not hold a formal recruitment period similar to the Panhellenic and Interfraternity Councils. Each chapter conducts its own intake/recruitment process under the guidance of their inter/national headquarter and the LSU Greek Life office. Attendance at Greek Code parts 1 &2 is strongly suggested for all students interested in being considered for membership in an NPHC fraternity or sorority and is offered at the beginning of the Fall and Spring semesters in the Cotillion Ballroom. Students should wear comfortable clothing and come eager to learn, participate and have fun! Some of the topics to be covered are:
 
  • A presentation explaining the purpose of each organization as established by founders of that fraternity or sorority
  • When interest/informational meetings will be held by each chapter, what GPA requirements are, how much it costs to become a member, and any other expectations of membership
  • State, local, and university policies concerning hazing
  • The Unwritten Rules on pursuing membership in an NPHC Fraternity or Sorority.

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the Basic Requirements?

Basic requirements for joining any NPHC organization:
  • Must be a full-time student (enrolled in at least 12 hours in fall/spring semester)
  • Maintain at least a 2.5 GPA (though most organizations require, for intake/initiation, at least a 2.5 cumulative G.P.A., so strive for higher)
  • A minimum of between 12-36 cumulative hours

What is Intake?

An NPHC reference to how new members are brought into the individual organizations.
 

What is an Interest Meeting?

Individual meetings held by organizations to introduce the ideals, philosophy and the current membership of their organization.
 

When is Intake?

NPHC Chapters conduct intake on a case by case basis and conduct intake as needed. In order to find out more about each chapter’s specific intake plans, please attend Greek Code in the Fall/Spring and be sure to attend that chapter’s events. If you have any other questions, please contact the Greek Life Office at (225) 578-2171