NPHC Membership Intake

Membership intake is the membership selection process conducted by Mizzou’s historically Black organizations, which are governed by the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). Early in the fall semester, the NPHC fraternities and sororities represented on campus present information about their individual chapters for prospective members. Each chapter will not begin its actual membership intake process until later in the academic year, as NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a minimum GPA.

NPHC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service. We strongly encourage those interested in the Membership Intake process to contact the respective NPHC organizations for more information.

Top 5 Things You Can Do to Show Interest in an NPHC Chapter

  1. Attend chapter programs and events.
  2. Attend an Interest Meeting or Informational for that chapter.
  3. Get to know the members of the organization.
  4. Research information on the internet about the group you are interested in.
  5. Show your own involvement on campus (i.e., get involved in clubs, community service, etc.)

Some Helpful NPHC Resources

  • “Divine Nine: The History of African-American Fraternities and Sororities in American” by Lawrence C. Ross
  • “Black Greek 101: The Cultural, Customs, and Challenges of Black Fraternities and Sororities” by Dr. Walter M. Kimbrough
  • “African American Fraternities and Sororities: The Legacy and the Vision” by Tamara L. Brown, Gregory S. Parks, and Clarenda M. Phillips
  • “Soulstepping: African American Step Shows” by Elizabeth C. Fine


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