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Recognizing our National Pan-Hellenic Council in Honor of Black History Month


The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) at The University of Tennessee is home to seven historically African American sororities and fraternities. These organizations live by the values of tradition, academic achievement, community service, leadership, and lifetime brotherhood and sisterhood. Learn more about NPHC history.

Name National Founding UT Founding
Alpha Kappa Alpha 1908 1970
Iota Phi Theta 1963 2012
Kappa Alpha Psi 1911 1986
Omega Psi Phi 1911 1970
Phi Beta Sigma 1914 1979
Sigma Gamma Rho 1922 1991
Zeta Phi Beta 1920 1974

Additional Resources

View a timeline of desegregation at The University of Tennessee.


Watch a video that was featured during the 2011 Grand Gala celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of African American achievement and integrated enrollment at UT.


Watch a video or read about the 50th anniversary of African American undergraduate students being admitted to the university.