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NPHC 101/ 102

What is Intake?

NPHC Membership Intake. Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by historically Black organizations, which are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Membership selection for NPHC groups is an individualized process that is different for each organization. This process, known as intake, generally begins with an interest meeting followed by a period of membership education. The membership process culminates with initiation and a probate, or “coming-out” show in which the organization’s new members are revealed to the community.

Which organizations are participating?

  • Alpha Kappa Alpha
  • Alpha Phi Alpha
  • Delta Sigma Theta
  • Phi Beta Sigma
  • Zeta Phi Beta
  • Sigma Gamma Rho
  • Omega Psi Phi
  • Iota Phi Theta

How do I join?

1. Learn the Basics: Research the various organizations within the NPHC. Look for a fraternity or sorority that encompasses the values, goals and objectives that are most fitting with your own. Visit their national and local websites and look for any publications that discuss the origin and basic tenants of the organization.

2. Attend Events: Look for flyers, Facebook invitations and other publicity about programs and functions that will be hosted by the chapters that you are interested in. Events are most frequently advertised in the Student Involvement and Leadership Center and the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Your attendance can not only show your interest in the organization, but also give you a better understanding of their programs and make connections with the members.

*NPHC hosts NPHC 101 in Fall and NPHC 102 in spring, You must attend one of these events to be eligible to join. This system resets each academic year. Example; if you attended NPHC 101 in Fall you may join in spring, however if you attend NPHC 102 in the spring you still have to attend NPHC 101 in Fall the following semester.

3. Get to know the members of the organization: Once you have identified the organization that you are interested in joining, do not be afraid to introduce yourself. Choosing the organization that you would like to join is a serious decision, and one that can be greatly impacted by your interactions and conversations with the member.

4. Be Prepared: Chapters seek new members that have an understanding, genuine appreciation and respect for the organization. Excellent candidates for membership are those that have researched its history, exemplify its standards and values, have maintained high levels of academic achievement, have leadership and community service experience, and can be a positive addition to the chapter. Take a moment to identify the personal experiences, accomplishments and beliefs that you can bring to the chapter as a new member.

5. Attend an Informational: An organization’s informational/interest meeting is where the criteria for membership are explained. Informational meetings may be publicized via flyers or by a direct invitation from the chapter. To learn more about the values, history and how to join specific organizations, please visit their chapter or national website.

What are the Requirements?

  • Must Attend NPHC 101/1
  • Meet grade requirements
  • If they are interested in a chapter or a chapter is interested in them they must fill out the grade release form; the yellow card
    • Some students may come in with forms that the chapter has given them to fill out, example academic institution approval form. They need this to be signed off by Fran or Kerry.
      • Yellow form is for us, the sheet is for the chapter
  • Once you have begun the process you will get an email from the NPHC adviser that will have a link to a required hazing module

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Last updated: 4/6/2020