National Pan-Hellenic Council Intake
The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) was founded May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, DC. NPHC was chartered at LSU on February 28, 1992. It serves as the umbrella organization for the historically, but not exclusively, black Greek-lettered organizations, commonly referred to as the Divine Nine. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings, and other mediums for the exchange of information, and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. NPHC at LSU is a great outlet for students. NPHC hosts events, such as the annual Step Up or Step Aside Step Show, New Member Presentations, Greek Code, as well as a multitude of service opportunities. NPHC organizations participate in Fall Fest, Homecoming, College Reunion, and Spring Fest. Members of NPHC are a part of Student Government, Leadership LSU, The Honors College, as well as leaders in other student organizations. Each organization provides a unique experience to the LSU community.
NPHC Greek Code
Any student interested in NPHC Greek Life should attend Greek Code on September 2, 2020 and Greek-ish on January 3, 2021 both at 5:30pm in the Student Union Ballroom. Students are encouraged to attend, even if you are unsure whether or not you want to join.
Greek-ish was held virtually via Zoom and you can access the video recording here.
New Member Process
NPHC organizations at LSU recruit members through a process called Membership Intake. NPHC fraternities and sororities will individually announce their membership selection/intake process during the semester and explain their membership process at the initial informational meeting. It is highly recommended that you research each fraternity or sorority carefully and attend events sponsored by the respective chapters and NPHC as a whole.
Generally, the membership intake process begins with an informational meeting. At the informational meeting, interested students are invited to learn more about a specific organization and specifics of the application process for that organization.
After the informational meetings, potential members or aspirants are asked to complete a membership application and show proof that they have achieved the organization's minimum standards for academics, community service and leadership.
Following submission of an application, interviews, and selections will take place. In addition to fraternity/sorority dues and fees, a $67 assessment for Greek Membership per semester will appear on each Greek student's LSU fee bill for 2020-2021.
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 at least a 2.5 cumulative GPA for intake/initiation, so strive for higher)
- Have a minimum of 12-36 cumulative hours
What is Intake?
How new NPHC members are brought into 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 does Intake take place?
NPHC Chapters conduct intake on a case-by-case basis. To find out more about each chapter’s specific intake plans, please attend Greek Code in the Fall/Spring and be sure to attend each chapter’s events. If you have any other questions, please contact the Greek Life office at 225-578-2171 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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