The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the official coordinating agent for nine historically Black Greek letter fraternities and sororities. NPHC and its member organizations have a profound commitment to providing community service and promoting the welfare of the campus and community. The NPHC of Valdosta State University is here to serve as a standard-setting body for the affiliate organizations present on campus.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council was organized in May 1930 at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Charter members include Kappa Alpha Psi and Omega Psi Phi Fraternities, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity joined completed the list of member organizations in 1997.
The stated purpose and mission the organization in 1930 was "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." Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as "The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated."
The Valdosta State University chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC), chartered October 3, 2001 is composed of nine historically African-American Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities. NPHC's national body includes over one million men and women of various ages who serve as leaders in their communities, places of employment, and other aspects of American's society. These organizations share a common bond, which is total commitment and dedication to the improvement of conditions within African-American communities. NPHC promotes interaction, encourages cooperation, and provides support for each member organization.
NPHC strives to foster and maintain a cooperative environment among member fraternities and sororities.
NPHC encourages the interaction of its affiliate organizations with the general campus and community.
NPHC serves as a forum for the consideration of issues important to its member organizations.
The Council acts as a coordinator of activities and matters of common interest among member fraternities and sororities.