Black Greeks

The Divine 9: Fraternities and Sororities

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is an organization made up of nine historically Black sororities and fraternities, and is often referred to as the “Divine 9.” Many of the Divine 9 members were founded during the early 20th century were established mostly at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Many of these institutions began as civic action groups in response to the pressing society demands at that time. They were seen as embodiments of the students’ initiative to contribute to the academic and political development of their school. Most schools supported the founding of such organizations, because of the contributions they made to the school and the student body.

Many of the Divine 9 sororities and fraternities have been able to withstand the test of time, expanding with hundreds of chapters all around the country. Their presence and influence can be felt in all aspects of college life, especially during freshmen orientation week, founding anniversaries, homecoming, and other major events.

More information about all chapters can be found at https://greeks.unm.edu/

Chapters

alpha kappa alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority

Quick Facts
  • Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University, Washington, DC.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1913
  • Official Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
  • Official Symbol: Ivy Leaf
  • Official Web Site: www.aka1908.com

Alpha Phi Alpha

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity

Quick Facts
  • Founded: December 4, 1906 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1908
  • Official Colors: Black and Old Gold
  • Official Symbol: Sphinx
  • Official Web Site: www.alphaphialpha.net

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority

Quick Facts
  • Founded: January 13, 1913 at Howard University, Washington, DC.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1930.
  • Official Colors: Crimson and Cream -or- Red and White
  • Official Flower: African Violet
  • Official Web Site: www.deltasigmatheta.org

kappa alpha psi

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity

Quick Facts
  • Founded: January 15, 1911 at Indiana University, Bloomington, IN.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in May, 1911.
  • Official Colors: Crimson and Cream
  • Official Symbol: Kappa Diamond
  • Official Web Site: www.kappaalphapsi1911.com

omega psi phi

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity

Quick Facts
  • Founded: November 17, 1911 at Howard University, Washington DC.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1914.
  • Official Colors: Purple and Gold
  • Official Flower: African Violet
  • Official Web Site: www.oppf.org

Phi Beta Sigma

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity

Quick Facts
  • Founded: January 9, 1914 at Howard University, Washington DC.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1930.
  • Official Colors: Royal Blue & Pure White
  • Official Symbol: Dove
  • Official Web Site: www.pbs1914.org

zeta phi beta

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority

Quick Facts
  • Founded: January 16, 1920 at Howard University, Washington DC.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in 1923.
  • Official Colors: Royal Blue & Pure White
  • Official Symbol: Dove
  • Official Web Site: www.zphib1920.org

sigma gamma rho

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

Quick Facts
  • Founded: November 12, 1922 in Indianapolis, IN.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in December, 1929.
  • Official Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
  • Official Flower: Yellow Tea Rose
  • Official Web Site: www.sgrho1922.org

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity

Quick Facts
  • Founded: September 19, 1963 at Morgan State University, Baltimore, MD.
  • Incorporated as a perpetual body in November, 1968.
  • Official Colors: Charcoal Brown & Gilded Gold
  • Official Symbol: The Centaur
  • Official Web Site: www.iotaphitheta.org