Myesha Smith, The Black Bear – Nine international Greek letter sororities and fraternities make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. also known as NPHC here on campus and universities and colleges around the world.
NPHC was established as a permanent organization on the campus of Howard University on May 10, 1930.
Charter member organizations were Omega Psi Phi , Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Zeta Phi Beta. In 1931 Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma joined. Sigma Gamma Rho joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta completed the list in 1997.
The mission of NPHC is “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 of organizations”.
“NPHC bridges the gap between all divine nine organizations to create unity within the African American community,” says Danielle McCowan, Nu Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Here on MSU’s campus, NPHC council is represented by the following fraternities and sororities with their current members:
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc.
Sigma Theta Chapter Members:
Anthony Hooks – Marketing Management
Shakhalil Benbow – Animation
Christian Chigbogu – Administrative Management
Christopher Collins – Journalism
Gregory Crew – Accounting
Derell DeRamus – Health Services
Delmario Goodrich – Technology and Construction Management
Secoy Hodges – Communications
Darnay Session – Athletic Training
Carl Watkins – Health Services
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc.
Mu Epsilon Chapter Members:
Sam Mahone – Computer Information System
Jakobi Connor – General Business
Jourdan Gold – Political Science
Rob Colyer – Creative Writing
- Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.
Omicron Kappa Chapter Members:
Richard Darden – Recreation Sport and Park Administration
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.
Rho Beta Chapter Members:
Churena White – Biology International and Cultural Studies
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc.
Rho Chi Chapter Members:
Tyler Jones – Sports Administration
Joshua Willis – Psychology
Marquise Middleton – Bachelor of Fine Arts, Emphasis in Acting
James Barnes – Facilities Management
Duane Johnson Jr. – Exercise and Movement Science
Julian McGee – Business Administration and Management
Kiano Keaton – Hospitality Restaurant Management
Darius Brown – Psychology with a minor in Recording Arts
Walter Alfred Mingole – Biology with a minor in Chemistry
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc.
Theta Pi Chapter Members:
Shanay Jackson – Childhood Development
Destiny Minor – Marketing Management
DaLila Blaney – Interior Design and Construction Management
Khadijah Forrest – Broadcast Journalism
DeAntra “Shae” Darough – Health Services
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc.
Nu Epsilon Chapter Members:
Danielle McCowan – Theater Major
Amariyah King – Elementary Education
Janeisha Gooden – Early Childhood Education
Tynisha Brown – Child and Family Development Sr.
Brittany Buchannon – Psychology Major
Jakel Ringo – Child and Family Development
Taylor Hayes – Exercise and Movement Science
The current president of NPHC is Danielle McCowan and vice president is Rob Colyer. The rest of the executive board for the school year of 2015 to 2016 is comprised of secretary, Marquis Middleton; treasurer Carl Watkins; publicity chair, DaLila Blaney; and sergeant at arms, Duane Johnson.
April 8 the council will be hosting a “Privilege Log” event to bring forth questions about what privileges individuals have. It will be held in the PSU Ballroom West at 7:30 p.m.