National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations are historically African-American; however, they are open to men and women of all races.

The UT Dallas chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council was chartered on Nov. 11, 2001. Membership in an NPHC organization is selective and is a life-long commitment that continues long after your collegiate career. NPHC has graduate/alumni chapters nationwide that students may affiliate with upon graduating.

Interest meetings for each organization vary throughout the fall and spring semesters.

How to Join

NPHC fraternities and sororities recruit throughout the year and membership requirements and programs vary by organization. The process referred to as “intake” is highly regulated by each national organization.

Each organization has different requirements for their membership intake process. Each group will host an interest meeting either in the fall or spring semester where a student can officially express their interest and receive details about what is required to attain membership with their group.

At the beginning of each semester, NPHC will sponsor “Showcase,” a program to inform prospective members about each individual organization. During this program, students receive a brief overview of NPHC and each of its member groups and have the opportunity to interact with the different members.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (AKA)

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Crest
Founded: Jan. 15, 1908
Howard University
UTD Chapter Founded Dec. 8, 2001
Colors Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Symbols Pearls and Ivy
Local Website  
National Website

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ)

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. Crest
Founded: Dec. 4, 1906
Cornell University
UTD Chapter Founded May 3, 2003
Colors Black and Old Gold
Symbols The Sphinx
Local Website  
National Website

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ)

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Crest
Founded: Nov. 12, 1922
Butler University
UTD Chapter Founded Colony
Colors Royal Blue and Gold
Symbols Poodle
Local Website
National Website


Alex Charles


Deedee Portilla

Vice President

Summer Leigh


Hermon Afework


Stella Price


Naomi Burnette

NPHC Liaison

Richard Gary