National Pan-hellenic Council at GT

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The National Pan-hellenic Council (NPHC) consists of eight Greek organizations at the Georgia Institute of Technology: Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Alpha Phi Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Phi Beta Sigma, and Omega Psi Phi. [1] Four of these organizations are sororities, while the other four are fraternities. [2] The organizations are predominantly African-American, and are also a part of the Black Greek Letter Organization (BGLO). [3]

Contents

Mission Statement

The mission statement of the NPHC is “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 organizations.” [4]


Consitution

The NPHC abides by a Constitution that details the purpose, guidelines of active and inactive membership, and officers' details. [5]

Preamble

The Preamble to the NPHC Consitution states:

"We, the members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a body of established community service fraternities and sororities, recognize the need for coordination and cooperation in activities of intercollegiate Greek letter fraternities and sororities. Recognizing that there are certain areas of action and programming that can best be carried out by the joint efforts of all such organizations, and believing that these needs can best be carried out by the joint efforts of all organizations, we do hereby establish such an organization and bind ourselves to abide by the provisions of the following Constitution and By-laws." [6]

Bylaws

The Bylaws of the GT NPHC is a document that gives information on the following: finance, meetings and voting, attendance, calendar, the member intake protocol, the hazing policy, and the social policy. [7]

Article I

Article I of the NPHC Bylaws specifies how finance should be handled through either a local bank, savings and loans, or the Student Organization’s Office, and how accounts should be organized. [8]

Article II

Article II of the NPHC Bylaws state that all members of the organization meet at least once per month, and once every other week if present on the executive board. Emergency meetings may be assembled given that a 2 day prior notice is given. [9]

Article III

Article III of the NPHC Bylaws states that attendance is mandatory and gives requirements of what must be done if a member misses more than two meetings. [10]

Article IV

Article IV of the NPHC Bylaws states that each Greek organization's annual calendar must be submitted to the Office of Greek Affairs between August 1- August 14. Calendar guidelines are also given, stating what events are and are not appropriate. [11]

Article V

Article V of the NPHC Bylaws states how a student can become a member of the organization and the process they are required to go through. [12]

Article VI

Article VI of the NPHC Bylaws states that Georgia Tech's no hazing policy must be followed by at all times. [13]

Article VII

Article VII of the NPHC Bylaws entails the social policy for the organization and defines which types of gatherings fall under the following categories: Party, Social, Fundraiser, Social Fundraiser, and Hosting Organization. Regulations of events are also given. [14]

Article VIII

Article VIII of the NPHC Bylaws entails the expansion policies of the Greek organizations in the NPHC, and states that only the nine organizations that are in the NPHC may be admitted into the Georgia Tech Chapter of the NPHC. [15]

Requirements

Anyone who wishes to join any eight of the NPHC organizations must have and maintain a minimum C+ average. There is a fee that must be paid to the organization, with the cost dependent upon the organization and year. This fee must only be paid once to become a lifetime member of the Greek organization. [16]

Sororities

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

AKA members sporting hand sign

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Greek: AKA) was founded at Georgia Tech as the Nu Beta Chapter on April 14, 1979. The colors of the sorority are green and pink. Their motto is “By Merit and Culture.” [17] AKA hosted their second annual Sister 2 Sister event on November 6, 2010. The event was held to promote unity and sisterhood. On October 8, 2009 AKA co-hosted an event to bring together Mayor and City Council Candidates for the City of Atlanta. The event was held to educate college students and to encourage them to vote in the upcoming election. [18] Every year, AKA also participates in many activities such as volunteering at the St. Francis Soup Kitchen and various shelters for women and children.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta members

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Greek: Δ∑Θ) was founded at Georgia Tech as the Xi Alpha Chapter on March 4, 1978. The colors of the sorority are crimson and cream. Their motto is “Intelligence is the torch of wisdom.” [19] Every year, Delta Sigma Theta takes part in the Step Show at Georgia Tech, along with other sororities and fraternities on campus and other organizations from the Atlanta area.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Greek: ΖΦΒ) was established at Georgia Tech as the Gamma Rho Chapter in the Spring of 2000. The colors of the sorority are royal blue and white. The motto of the organization is “Scholarship, Sisterly Love, Service, Finer Womanhood.” [20]

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho members publicizing the sorority

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Greek: ΣΓΡ) was established at Georgia Tech as the Southeast Region Chapter on April 19, 2003 by Latonya Jackson and Melanie Nelson. The sorority colors are royal blue and gold. The motto of Sigma Gamma Rho is “Greater Service, Greater Progress.” [21]



Fraternities

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Greek: ΑΦΑ) was established at the Georgia Institute of Technology as the Nu Mu Chapter in the Spring of 1978. The first men to be initiated from Georgia Tech to be a part of this organization were Robert Herndon and Ulysses Grady. The colors of the fraternity are black and gold. The motto of Alpha Phi Alpha is “First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All.” In 2001, the Chapter was recognized at the Annual Step Show because of their creative performance. [22]

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Greek: KAΨ) was established at the Georgia Tech as the Lambda Delta Chapter on February 6, 1982 by the following men: Rodney C. Adkins, Roland Dearing, Gary Evans, Alvin McQuarters, Luther Patton, and Leonard Washington II. [23] The colors of the fraternity are crimson and cream. The motto of Kappa Alpha Psi is “Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor.” [24] Kappa Alpha Psi annually participates in assisting the Atlanta Children’s Shelter, the National Society of Black Engineers, African American Student Union, Team Buzz, and many more activities. [25]

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Phi Beta Sigma members

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Greek: ΦΒΣ) was established at Georgia Tech as the Nu Beta Chapter on May 11, 1981. [26] The organization because inactive in the late 80’s due to various reasons. However, on May 11, 1995, Phi Beta Sigma’s Chapter status was re-established by Michael A. Henderson and Roderick J. West. [27] The colors of the fraternity are royal blue and white. The motto states “Culture for Service and Service for Humanity.” [28]Throughout the year, Phi Beta Sigma participates in the following activities: Georgia Tech Kids Club, AIDS Walk, Relay for Life, Team Buzz, tutoring, and many more. [29]

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Greek: ΩΨΦ) was established at Georgia Tech as the Delta Kappa Chapter on November 20, 1976. [30]It was the first Black Greek organization to be chartered at Georgia Tech. [31]The colors of the fraternity are purple and gold. The motto of Omega Psi Phi is “Friendship is Essential to the Soul.” [32]

References

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  4. Multicultural Greek Council. (2009). In ‘Georgia Tech Guide to Greek Life 2009’. November 29, 2010 from http://www.greek.gatech.edu/pdf/2009 GTGL.pdf
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