National Pan-Hellenic Chapters
We currently have eight chapters within the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Check out our chapter bios below to find out more information about each one.
Xi Tau Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Since its founding on December 4, 1906, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of African Americans and people of color around the world.
The fraternity initially served as a study and support group for minority students who faced racial prejudice, both educationally and socially, at Cornell. The Jewel founders and early leaders of the fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi Alpha’s principles of scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.
Alpha Phi Alpha chapters were established at other colleges and universities, many of them historically black institutions, soon after the founding at Cornell. The first alumni chapter was established in 1911. While continuing to stress academic excellence among its members, Alpha also recognized the need to help correct the educational, economic, political, and social injustices faced by African Americans. Alpha Phi Alpha has long stood at the forefront of the African-American community’s fight for civil rights through leaders such as W.E.B. DuBois, Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., Edward Brooke, Martin Luther King, Jr., Thurgood Marshall, Andrew Young, William Gray, Paul Robeson, and many others. True to its form as the “first of firsts,” Alpha Phi Alpha has been interracial since 1945.
Following the path outlined by the Cornell Seven, nine African American men known as our Pearls, made history on the campus of Georgia Southern University; then known as Georgia Southern College. On Saturday July 12, 1980, the 703rd House of Alpha was chartered and has been running the yard ever since. Since the 1980 chartering, the Xi Tau Chapter has not only excelled within the campus community, but around the world. Starting with the chartering line Critical Mass, the nine Pearls did not only pave the way for African-American students on the campus, but changed the culture of then Georgia Southern College.
Lambda Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority is the oldest Greek-letter organization established by African American college-trained women. To trace its history is to tell a story of changing patterns of human relations in America in the 20th century.
The small group of women who organized the Sorority was conscious of a privileged position as college-trained women of color, just one generation removed from slavery. They were resolute that their college experiences should be as meaningful and productive as possible. Alpha Kappa Alpha was founded to apply that determination.
As the Sorority grew, it kept in balance two important themes: the importance of the individual and the strength of an organization of women of ability and courage. As the world became more complex, there was a need for associations which cut across racial, geographical, political, physical and social barriers.
The Lambda Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was also the first African American Sorority chartered on the campus of Georgia Southern University on May 7, 1977. In the years, the Lambda Kappa Chapter grew and initiated new members. The members focused on volunteering in the Statesboro community and spreading awareness of various issues to the Georgia Southern University community. The members of the Lambda Kappa Chapter also continue to focus on their scholastic achievements, providing service to all mankind, and promoting the development of illustrious, intelligent, independent, and successful college women.
Zeta Delta Delta Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. The founders were three Howard University undergraduates, — Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman. Joining them was their faculty adviser, Dr. Ernest Everett Just.
The Zeta Delta Delta Chapter was chartered December 5, 1987, on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Since our inception we have become involved leaders and activists in university campus organizations, Statesboro-Bulloch County area, and various nationally recognized initiatives.
As our Fraternity’s motto describes, “Friendship is Essential to the Soul,” we seek to strengthen the Statesboro and Savannah communities and Georgia area by being men of Integrity, Good Character, and Exemplary Conduct. We enthusiastically strive to set high standards for both community service and fraternal commitment to uphold Omega’s Four Cardinal Principles ofManhood, Scholarship, Perseverance, and Uplift. As many Omega men before us, our goal is to ensure the communities in which we live and serve are better than prior to our arrival.
Zeta Delta Delta, also informally known as “The ZOO,” chapter’s mission is to enhance the lives of those we come in contact with as we allow the illustrious Light of Omega to forever guide our feet and light our path as we soar in the land of the Eagles.
We look forward to meeting anyone who would like to align with our cause. Each organization offers a unique experience and we wish you the best in finding your home.
Xi Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913, by 22 collegiate women at Howard University to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need. The Founders of Delta Sigma Theta envisioned an organization committed to sisterhood, scholarship, service, and addressing the social issues of the time. Since its founding, Delta Sigma Theta has become one of the preeminent service-based sororities, with more than 300,000 initiated members and over 1,000 chartered chapters worldwide.
As a sisterhood comprised primarily of Black, college-educated women, the Sorority seriously considers the issues impacting the Black community and boldly confronts the challenges of African Americans and, hence, all Americans. Over the years, a wide range of programs addressing education, health, international development, and the strengthening of African American families have evolved. The major programs of the Sorority are based upon the Five-Point Programmatic Thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement.
The Xi Eta Chapter was chartered on January 6, 1979, on the campus of Georgia Southern University by 10 women. Because of their determination and dedication to Delta we have been a chapter of college women with the courage to lead. Today we continue to serve our community as well as the campus of Georgia Southern University. The Xi Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta continues to set standards for academic excellence as well as lead and assist students and people in the community. Additionally, the chapter currently holds the precious NPHC Chapter Excellence Award.
Pi Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., January 9, 1914, by three young African-American male students. The Founders wanted to organize a Greek letter fraternity that would truly exemplify the ideals of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
The Pi Rho Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded February 14, 198, on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Since the inception of our chapter, we have made the decision to always put our community first, as expressed in our motto “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.” This was recognized in 2014 when September 12th, was declared as Phi Beta Sigma day in the city of Statesboro.
Over the years we have accumulated several awards, as well as donated thousands of dollars to charity. In the past years, we raised more money than any other Phi Beta Sigma chapter in the state of Georgia to our national sponsor March of Dimes. We also strive for excellence in the classroom.
The brothers of this chapter are dedicated, hardworking, proven leaders on this campus. We strive to uphold our principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service and to walk in a light of integrity influencing the campus in a positive way.
Epsilon Xi Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University by five women.
The extraordinary women, sisters, youth groups and friends of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. are proud to share a legacy of service. Our accomplishments are celebrated by the many beneficiaries of the commitment, dedication, and creativity of leaders and members who constantly answer the calls to assist our communities.
Zetas are phenomenal women. We represent the collective power of all people when unified by a common spirit and a mission-oriented life. We reiterate the celebration of our diversity and the respect of kindred hearts.
The ExquiZite Epsilon Xi Chapter was founded on November 2, 1989, on the campus of Georgia Southern University. Our chapter members are comprised of Zell Miller Scholars, Southern Ambassadors, Resident Advisors, and leaders. Committed to service and education, the sorority has participated in numerous campus events and community service activities.
Chapter Email: email@example.com
Tau Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was organized on November 12, 1922, in Indianapolis, Indiana, by seven young educators. The group became an incorporated national collegiate sorority on December 30, 1929, when a charter was granted to the Alpha chapter at Butler University.
Since its inception, the dynamic women of Sigma Gamma Rho have built and sustained a well-known and well-respected reputation for leading positive change to help uplift the community through sisterhood, leadership, and service.
The Tau Xi Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority was chartered on November 10, 2017, by 14 collegiate women with a common vision to become a beacon of light for our community. Although we’ve been on the yard for a short period of time, we’ve seen our growth and are excited to see our chapter continues to progress and excel. In fact, we’ve spearheaded cross-council collaboration, with the brothers of Tau Kappa Epsilon, by hosting a Sweetheart Raffle to fund campaigns for St. Judes and the March of Dimes. Our sisterhood includes women from all walks of life, bringing different experiences, perspectives, and values to our illustrious Sorority.
Our sorority has a proud history of offering service wherever chapters exist through its many service programs upholding its motto of “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” We are dedicated to improving the lives of women and their families in the areas of education, health awareness, and leadership development. Our Founders chose to be greater, and you should too!
Zeta Chi Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
On September 19, 1963, at Morgan State College (now Morgan State University), 12 students founded what is now the nation’s fifth-largest, predominately African-American social service fraternity: The Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated.
The Hardknock Zeta Chi Chapter of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated was chartered on the campus of Georgia Southern University on April 16, 2005. Our chapter was rechartered in Spring of 2017. Since then, we have been one of the fastest growing organizations here at Georgia Southern University.
We pride ourselves on excellence through service and stay true to our motto of “Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One.” We have been awarded the undergraduate chapter of the year through the Gulf Coast Regional board of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Incorporated. In addition, several of our members assist with the work of the regional board.
Our members actively search for leadership positions on campus. We hold offices within the Men of Vision and Excellence, Collegiate 100, and National Pan-Hellenic Council.
We pride ourselves on participating in regular service projects in the greater Statesboro community with brothers being involved in everything from community cleanups to coaching middle school soccer to working with the local farmers market. We work daily as a chapter to uphold the principles of scholarship, leadership, citizenship, fidelity, and brotherhood.
Chapter email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last updated: 6/24/2022