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National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) serves as the governing board for historically Black fraternities and sororities at Saint Louis University. NPHC is also referred to as “The Divine Nine,” or “D9”, which were founded with ties to the traditions and values of Black culture.

Members of SLU's NPHC community pose outdoors while wearing their organization's letters.
SLU’s National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters provide students the opportunity to participate in community service, host community-building events, and engage in the values of Black culture.

While their values celebrate and support the Black experience, our NPHC organizations are inclusive to members of all identities. Many of our NPHC organizations are citywide chapters, which means they are identified as collegiate chapters with two or more participating colleges and/or universities. 

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Upcoming Events
NPHC 101 Tuesday, Aug. 29, 8-9:30 p.m.
Busch Student Center 352
FSL "Meet the Greeks"

Wednesday, Aug. 30, 7-8 p.m.
Center for Global Citizenship Auditorium

NPHC Yard Show at
the Clock Tower
Wednesday, Aug. 30, 8-11 p.m.

Institution-based NPHC chapters

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Gamma Rho crest

National website
Founded: November 1922
Service Focus:
Operation BigBookBag, Project Reassurance and Habitat for Humanity 
Sisterhood, Respect, Honesty, Accountability, Integrity, Excellence and Communication Instagram: @slusgrho


Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Beta Sigma crest National Website
Founded: January 9, 1914
Service Focus:
American Cancer Society, SCDAA and March of Dimes
Character, Scholarship, Service and Leadership 
Instagram: @slusigmas

Citywide NPHC chapters

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
APA crest National website
Founded: December 4, 1906
Service Focus:
Alpha Phi Alpha Education Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Charitable Foundation, Alpha Phi Alpha Building Foundation and Jewels Heritage Project
Service First, Respect, Embracing Diversity, Integrity and Perseverance 
Instagram: @alphaeta42


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.
AKA crest National website
Chapter website
Founded: January 9, 1908
Service Focus:
HBCU for Life, Women’s Health, Soles 4 Souls and RAAP
High Scholastic, Ethical Standards, Unity, and Friendship
Instagram: @betadeltastl


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Delta Sigma Theta crest National website
Founded: January 13, 1913
Service Focus: 
March of Dimes, American Heart Association, American Diabetes Association, Unicef and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Scholarship, Public Service, and Sisterhood
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc. 
Iota Phi Theta crest National Website
Founded: September 19th, 1963
Service Focus:
American Red Cross, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Good Health WINs and Iota Phi Theta Men’s Health Program
Scholarship, Leadership, Citizenship, Fidelity, and Brotherhood Among Men. 
Instagram: @stl_iotas
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Kappa Alpha Psi crest National website
Founded: January 5, 1911
Service Focus:
March of Dimes, Black Health Matters, Room to Read and American Cancer Society 
Spiritual, Social, Intellectual, and Moral Welfare
Instagram: @betanu_


Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Omega Psi Phi crest National website
Founded: November 17, 1911
Service Focus:
Voter Registration, Habitat for Humanity and Assault on Illiteracy 
Manhood, Scholarship, Perseverance and Uplift 
Instagram: @osig_ques
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Zeta Phi Beta crest  National website
Founded: January 16, 1920
Service Focus:
Autism Awareness Education, Domestic Violence, March of Dimes and American Cancer Society 
Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood and Finer Womanhood
Instagram: @zetarho1920