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Greek Affairs

Howard University recognizes that Greek-letter organizations are an integral component of the campus culture and serves as a positive way to form life-long friendships, build a dynamic network, and engage in leadership experiences. Greek-letter organizations provide students with academic support, opportunities to engage in community service projects, and promote personal growth and development.

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities. The NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council was organized on May 10, 1930 at Howard University, in Washington, DC. The stated purpose and mission of the organization in 1930 was "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 organization." The NPHC serves as the governing council for all fraternities and sororities recognized by the National Pan- Hellenic Council – Howard University Chapter.

NPHC Organizations

2015 – 2016 Executive Board Officers

  • President: Angela Brennan (howardnphc@gmail.com)
  • 1st Vice President: Blake Van Putten
  • 2nd Vice President: Nyiesha Showers
  • External Liaison: Angel Jones
  • Fundraising Chair: Blake West
  • Historian: VACANT
  • Parliamentarian: Ethan Posey
  • Political Action Chair: Mecca McPherson
  • Secretary: Mariah Griffith
  • Treasurer: Willis Marsh

Eligibility Requirements

  • A current student in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum required cumulative grade point average of 2.85 (please be aware that organizations may have a higher GPA requirement). The HIGHER REQUIREMENT applies
  • Full-time status, having earned at least 30 credit hours at Howard University
  • Transfer students must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Howard University and be classified as a sophomore
  • Attend all university sponsored trainings and educational workshops specifically required for membership recruitment eligibility
  • Attendance at the interest meeting/rush of the organization into which you are seeking membership

Council of Fraternal Organizations (CFO)

The Council of Fraternal Organizations (CFO) was established to advance the general interests of the Greek Community in connection with the welfare of the student body and Howard University as a whole. The CFO serves as the advisory body to the Office of Student Life & Activities in the development of policies, initiatives and programs related to the Greek Community of recognized fraternities, sororities and similar organizations at Howard University. The CFO is committed to cultivating the intellectual, social, and ethical development of our members in an environment of freedom with responsibility. The CFO serves as the governing council for all fraternities, sororities and similar organizations not recognized by the National Pan- Hellenic Council such as:

  • Honor Societies
  • Professional Greek Organizations
  • Greek & Social Fellowship Organizations
  • Local-based (Selective-Membership) Clubs/Organizations

Eligibility Requirements

  • A current student in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing
  • Minimum required cumulative grade point average of 2.7 (please be aware that organizations may have a higher GPA requirement). The HIGHER REQUIREMENT applies
  • Full-time status, having earned at least 24 credit hours at Howard University
  • Transfer students must have earned at least 15 credit hours at Howard University and be classified as a sophomore
  • Attend all university sponsored trainings and educational workshops specifically required for membership recruitment eligibility
  • Attendance at the interest meeting/informational of the organization into which you are seeking membership

 

Report Hazing Confidentially

The ability of Howard University to investigate reported incidents, enforce the institutions expectations, and protect students depends on the accuracy and specificity of the information provided.

You are encouraged to provide as much specific detail as possible so that appropriate action can be taken to address the reported behavior.

You can submit a report confidentially with the hazing reporting webform.

If you need IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE, call Howard University Campus Police at (202) 806-1100.

 

Our Mission

The Division Student Affairs supports the mission of the University by providing student-centered, high quality programs that promote an appreciation of diversity and foster a strong university community.

 

Address & Phone

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs
2400 Sixth Street, Suite 201
Washington, DC 20059

Telephone: 202-806-2100 
Fax: 202-806-9302