National Pan-Hellenic Council Membership Interest

Interested in Joining an NPHC Organization?

Each fall and spring, fraternities and sororities on campus participate in recruitment periods where they meet and get to know new students, talk about the benefits of Fraternity and Sorority Life, and give invitations to potential new members to join their respective organizations through an intake process. Our campus has a rich history of Greek Life involvement and we have many strong national NPHC organizations currently on campus. They are all centered on the core ideals of leadership, brotherhood & sisterhood, scholarship, and community service. Recognized NPHC organizations at ULV include city-wide and regional chapters that include neighboring colleges and universities adjacent to ULV.

Understanding the Intake Process

On behalf of our NPHC community, I would like to welcome you to NPHC fraternity and sorority intake process! This occurs in the spring semester for some organizations and occurs in fall for others. Generally, the process starts with an informational meeting where the potential new member expresses interest. At the informational meeting, these interested students are invited to learn more about a specific organization and the requirements needed to join that group. It is generally acceptable for a person to attend more than one organization’s informational meeting. Each organization is different in what they ask for and how they can be documented, but all require a minimum grade point average and an official transcript. The approval processes for the applications vary form organization to organization, but all include alumni in the review and evaluation process.

Please note, none of the NPHC organizations at ULV allow undergraduates to join until they are sophomore standing and have proven themselves academically. Some organizations require one full year of academics be completed before they can discuss the membership intake process for the organization.

After the applications have been approved, the membership education program begins. This is where the new member learns the history and inter-functioning’s of the NPHC organization. The length of this program varies based on the guidelines and details of each affiliate group.

We believe that Fraternity and Sorority Life allows students the opportunity to grow and succeed not only as an individual, but also as a member of an important organization on campus. We hope that you have an open mind when considering becoming part of our community!

The member chapters of NPHC are as follows:

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (ΑΦΑ)
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (ΔΣΘ)
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (ΣΓΡ)