National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
The National Pan-Hellenic Council at UTK is composed of eight of the nine historically, not exclusively, African American sororities and fraternities. These organizations live by the values of culture, academic achievement, diversity, community service, leadership, social justice advocacy, and lifetime brotherhood and sisterhood NPHC organizations are committed campus leaders that produce and engage in educational and social activities.
NPHC “Divine 9-D9” sororities and fraternities initiate new members through an membership intake process. This engagement starts either with an informal, Informational Meeting” and/or formal, Interest/Rush Meeting. An “Informational” meeting is general an informal meeting to learn more information about said organization. An “Interest/Rush Meeting” is the formal event in which members attend who are interested in joining an organization.
Each sorority or fraternity holds their process at their own specified time within a given fall or spring academic term.
Undergraduate students who wish to affiliate with an NPHC organization must meet specific membership qualifications*:
- Be enrolled full-time at UTK
- 12 UTK Credit Hours Established
- 2.5 Cumulative GPA
*Note: G.P.A. and credit hour are the minimum NPHC requirements. Some organization requirements may be higher.