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- Is a coordinating body for the nine historically African American fraternities and sororities and consist of the following organizations - Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (AΦA)- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (KAΨ)- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (ΩΨΦ)- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (ΦBΣ)- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (ZΦB)- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ)- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (ΙΦΘ)


The mission of NPHC, INC. is " unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations


Black greek orgniazations were formed to create a safe space for black college students to support one another and bring about social change

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity (1960)

Delta Sigma ThetaSorority (1913)

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity (1914)

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority (1920)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority (1922)

Who makes up the D9

Alpha Phi AlphaSorority (1906)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (1908)

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity (1911)

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity (1911)

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Sigma Gamma Rho

Sigma Gamma Rho was started at Butler University November 12th 1922. Its members work hard for social causes that help their communities. Sigma Gamma Rho has been a home for thousands of college students and working women who were looking for a place to share inspiring life stories, learn new things, overcome life challenges, thrive in society, and help the community through their principles sisterhood, scholarship, and service. ΣΓΡ is involved in a wide range of programs, such as ACT Against AIDS, Buckle Up America, and the National Marrow Donor Program- Its colors are Royal blue and gold - Famous members include Hattie Mcdaniel

Kappa Alpha Psi

Kappa Alpha Psi was founded in 1911 at Indiana University, and in 1930 the fraternity joined the NPHC as a member organization. KAΨ’s motto is “achievement in every field of human endeavor,” and its members continue to live up to their creed by supporting organizations like Habitat for Humanity and the UNCF. KAΨ is also known for its step shows: “Kappa Kane” and “cane stepping” have been some of the fraternity’s most popular traditions since the 1950s- Its colors are Crimson and Cream- Famous members include Bernard A Harris Jr ( First man to walk in space

Alpha Phi Alpha was founded in December 4th 1906 at Cornell University in New York. it is the first black intercollegiate Greek fraternity in the nation. Its members have fought for civil rights and social justice through segregation, apartheid, the AIDS crisis, and multiple wars, and civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King, Jr., and W.E.B. Du Bois were proud members of the fraternity. - It colors are black and gold-Famous members include

Delta Sigma Theta

Delta Sigma Theta was founded January 13th, 1913 at Howard University, and since its inception, the sorority has been actively involved in civil rights and women’s suffrage campaigns. ΔΣΘ participated in the Women’s Suffrage March on March 3, 1913, The mission of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is to offer aid and support through established programs in regional communities around the globe. ΔΣΘ motto is intelligence is the torch of wisdom- The colors are Crimson and Cream- Famous members include Shirley Chisholm ( first black woman elected to the united states congress as well as Angela Bassett

Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded on January 15th, 1908 at Howard University to encourage its members to aspire to the highest levels of scholarship, service, and friendship. It is the oldest of the NPHC organizations- The colors are Salmon Pink and Apple Green - Famous members include Kamala Harris

The NPHC was created as a way to address the lack of unity among African American Greeks. These organizations wanted to promote cooperation among different groups in order to foster better understanding among all people. The Divine Nine has been able to have a significant impact on American culture due to its work with college campuses and the large number of members who are in influential positions.

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Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma was founded in January 9th, 1914 at Howard University to encourage “brotherhood, scholarship, and service” among young African-American men. ΦBΣ is known for starting many Greek traditions, including alumni chapters, youth mentoring clubs, and fraternity credit unions. ΦBΣ members are committed to their education and their communities. Phi Beta sigmas motto is culture for service and service for humanity - The colors are Royal blue and Pure White- Famous members inlude Richard Sherman ( 5 time pro bowl NFL cornerback) and Bill Clinton

Iota Phi Theta was founded September 19th 1963 at Morgan State University during the height of the Civil Rights Movement. ΙΦΘ founders were non-traditional students who were influenced by civil rights leaders like Malcom X and the Black Panthers. ΙΦΘ became heavily involved in social causes, activism, and service, including the boycott of a segregated shopping mall in Baltimore, MD. Today, Iota Phi Theta maintains its promise to make important contributions to society in general, with a focus on the African-American community. “Building a Tradition, Not Resting on One,” which was the motto of the group's founders, - Its colors are Charcoal brown and gilded gold- Famous members include Terrence C. Carson

Iota Phi Theta

Zeta Phi Beta

Zeta Phi Beta was founded in Januray 16th 1920 at Howard University as the only consitiutionally bound sister organization to Phi Beta Sigma in the NPHC. ZΦB has always been involved in social causes, including the National Educational Foundation and Z-H.O.P.E. (Zetas Helping Other People Excel). Since the beginning, Zeta has been steadily moving into the national spotlight with programs that show care for people in the U.S. and around the world. Zeta Phi Beta principles include Service, Scholarship, sisterly love, and finer womanhood - The colors are Royal Blue and Pure White- Famous members include Zora Neale Hurtson

Omega Psi Phi

Omega Psi Phi was founded November 17th 1911 at Howard University. Manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift are the cardinal principles that have guided its members for over a century. ΩΨΦ is the first black fraternity to be founded at a HBCU, and its members have become famous for their involvement in business, politics, civil rights, the arts, sports, and education.- Its colors are purple and gold- Famous members include Michael Jordon