National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council is a collaborative organization of nine historically African-American, international Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities that were founded on the principles of service, sisterhood/brotherhood, and scholarship.
The nine NPHC organizations are referred to as the "Divine Nine," of which eight have currently active chapters at Alabama A&M. The NPHC aids and fosters the welfare of the Divine 9 Greek-letter organizations at AAMU.
Our “Divine Nine” Organizations
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., was founded December 4, 1906, at Cornell University on the principles of scholarship, manly deeds, and love for all mankind.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., was founded January 15, 1908, at Howard University with the philosophy of cultivating and encouraging scholastic and ethical standards of unity and friendship.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., was founded on January 5, 1911, at the University of Indiana to assist aims of colleges and universities in uniting college men of culture in a band of brotherhood.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University with the ideals of scholarship, perseverance, manhood and uplifting of human kind in their hearts and the hearts of others.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., was founded on January 13, 1913, at Howard University as a public service sorority promoting academic excellence and providing assistance to the needy.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., was founded on January 9, 1914, at Howard University on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship, and service.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., was founded on January 16, 1920, at Howard University with a vision predicated upon the ideals of scholarship, service, sisterly love, and finer womanhood.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., was founded on November 12, 1922, at Butler University as an organization devoted to “Greater Service, Greater Progress.”