National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)


The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is the umbrella organization for the nine (9) historically African-African American fraternities and sororities.   It was organized in May 1930 at Howard University, Washington D.C.  The stated purpose of the organization as written in 1930 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.

For social media information and information about informational or interest meetings of the Macon NPHC chapters, visit this page

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National Pan-Hellenic Council Intake

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations at Mercer University select members through a process called Membership Intake. Students interested in any of the NPHC chapters must be at least a second semester-freshman enrolled at the Mercer Macon campus with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. NPHC groups will individually announce their membership selection/intake process during the semester and they will explain their membership process at the initial informational meeting.
Interested students are encouraged to check out the websites for the various NPHC organizations and to attend events sponsored by the local chapters at Mercer. By doing this you will have a better perspective of the organization and its members so that you can make the best decision.

All Mercer students are eligible to join both Greek organizations and student organizations regardless of what campus they attend. While membership in Greek organizations is at the discretion of the chapter, you may contact the chapter presidents and advisors to receive information regarding recruitment and membership intake. You may also email and ask to be connected to the chapter of interest. There are two women’s NPHC chapters on the Atlanta campus also open to students. Please visit the Atlanta Greek Life Page to get more information about those chapters.

Macon NPHC Chapters



Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Iota Eta ChapterAlpha Kappa Alpha Crest

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated (AKA) is a global service organization founded on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. in 1908. It is the first Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college women.Today, Alpha Kappa Alpha has over 1,000 chapters and over 355,000 members.

On January 11th, 1975 the Illustrious Iota Eta chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated was officially chartered on the campus of Mercer University. Iota Eta serves as an active participant in campus life, community activities, and service opportunities. Through the diverse programs and initiatives, the Iota Eta chapter remains a prominent presence on the Mercer campus. These initiatives seek to bring awareness, advocacy, and action in the realms of education, health, poverty, economic security, social justice, leadership, and service. To showcase some of the main works of the Iota Eta chapter, A annual SkeeWeek is held during the spring semester.This week-long series of events serves as a platform to showcase the sorority, its initiatives, and the range of service opportunities it provides to the community.

Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green

Motto: By culture, by merit

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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Iota Sigma ChapterDelta Sigma Theta Crest
The Iota Sigma chapter is not currently active. 

The Iota Sigma Chapter was chartered on the campus of Mercer University on January 6, 1973 by 10 undergraduate women. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was the first Black Greek organization established on Mercer's campus. The sorority was instrumental in assisting other black Greek organizations to be recognized on campus.

The Iota Sigma Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta holds weekly programs centered around the sorority's Five Point Thrust Program. These programs are to inform the student body about economic, educational, international, physical and mental health, and political issues. They also hold an Annual Philanthropy Week in the fall semester where they plan activities to raise money for a worthy organization. They also celebrate May Week in the month of April, which involves activities such as fashion shows, health fairs, and the Mr. Iota Sigma Pageant. During this pageant, male contestants who attend Mercer compete for the title of Mr. Iota Sigma for one school term. The winner not only receives a scholarship for his upcoming school semester, but assists with fundraising and lends a helping hand to the chapter.

Colors: Crimson and Cream

Philanthropy: American Cancer Society, AIDS Awareness

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. Omega Mu ChapterZeta Phi Beta Crest

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 16, 1920, on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. Within this environment, five women envisioned a sorority that would directly affect positive change, chart a course of action for the 1920s and beyond, raise people’s consciousness, encourage the highest standards of scholastic achievement, and foster a greater sense of unity among its members.

As a private non-profit organization, Zeta Phi Beta is built on the ideals of Scholarship, Service, Sisterhood, and Finer Womanhood. Zeta Phi Beta strives to encourage the highest standards of scholarship through scientific, literary, cultural, and educational programs and to achieve academic excellence. It strives to promote service never tiring in efforts as a “community-conscious and action-oriented” organization, foster sisterhood, and exemplify the ideal of Finer Womanhood - the sorority hallmark.

The ideals of Zeta Phi Beta are reflected in the sorority's national program for which its members and auxiliary groups provide many hours of voluntary service to staff community outreach programs, fund scholarships, support organized charities, and promote legislation for social and civic change.

Philanthropy: “Stork’s Nest” - The March of Dimes, Zeta National Education Foundation

Colors: Royal Blue and White

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Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Theta Pi ChapterKappa Alpha Crest

Kappa Alpha Psi was founded on the campus of Indiana University on January 5, 1911. The Fraternity's fundamental purpose is achievement. Early in this century, African-American students were actively dissuaded from attending college. Formidable obstacles were erected to prevent the few who were enrolled from assimilating into co-curricular campus life. This ostracism characterized Indiana University in 1911, thus causing Elder W. Diggs, Byron K. Armstrong, and eight other black students to form Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, which remains the only Greek letter organization with its 1st Chapter on the University's campus. The founders sought a formula that would immediately raise the sights of black collegians and stimulate them to accomplishments higher than they might have imagined. Fashioning achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in a bond of fraternity.

Colors: Crimson and Cream

Philanthropy: Guide Right

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Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Zeta ChapterOmega Psi Phi Crest

Omega Psi Phi is an international fraternity and was the first African-American national fraternal organization to be founded at a historically black college. Omega Psi Phi was founded on November 17, 1911, at Howard University in Washington, D.C. by three undergraduate students and one faculty advisor. From its inception, the fraternity has worked to build a strong and effective force of men dedicated to its Cardinal Principles of manhood, scholarship, perseverance, and uplift.  Today, Omega Psi Phi has over 700 chapters throughout the United States and around the world. There are many notable Omega Men recognized as leaders in the arts,the sciences, academics, athletics, business, civil rights, education, government, and science sectors at the local, national and international level.

Colors: Old Gold and Royal Purple

Philanthropy:Social Actions Programs such as voter registration, illiteracy programs,and charitable organizations such as American Diabetes Association, and the Sickle Cell Anemia Foundation.

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Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Gamma Iota Gamma ChapterPhi Beta Sigma Crest
The Gamma Iota Gamma chapter is not currently active.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded on January 9, 1914 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The fraternity's founders, A. Langston Taylor, Charles I. Brown, and Leonard F. Morse, aspired to create a fraternity that would strive to uphold the principles of Brotherhood, Scholarship, and Service while taking an inclusive perspective on serving the community. Phi Beta Sigma is the first and only fraternity to establish a constitutional bond with a sorority—Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The organization is also the first to establish a youth auxiliary organization--The Sigma Beta Club—which has mentored thousands of young men across the nation since it was established in 1950. Four outstanding undergraduate men established the Mercer University chapter of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. on April 13, 2014 during the fraternity's centennial year. Since the chapter's inception, members of the organization have made an impact on campus by serving in leadership roles, volunteering on campus and in the community, receiving numerous academic accolades, and partnering with the Omega Mu chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. to bring lasting change to the greater Macon community. Our brotherhood is one that lasts a lifetime, and members of our organization must dedicate enough time to assist the organization and make an impact within the community. We are a strictly non-hazing organization as expressed by the organization's national headquarters and the regulations of Mercer University. 

Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White

Philanthropy: The March of Dimes and The Sigma Beta Club

Mercer Chapter Website

National Website


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