May 10, 1930, on the campus of Howard University, in Washington DC, the National Pan-Hellenic Council was formed as a permanent organization with the following charter members: Omega Psi Phi and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternities, and Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta and Zeta Phi Beta Sororities. In 1931, Alpha Phi Alpha and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternities joined the Council. Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority joined in 1937 and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity completed the list of member organizations in 1997.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. 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 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 organizations.” Early in 1937, the organization was incorporated under the laws of the State of Illinois and became known as “The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated."
1979 - Hosted The 50th Annual Convention of the National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. at the Hyatt Regency in Washington on February 14-17, 1979.
1996 – Presented the First African-American Greek Forum at Howard University’s Blackburn Center on February 10, 1996.
A total of 130 people attended the forum.
1997 -- President Anthony Hill left office in September 1997 to become the Eastern Province Polemarch of Kappa Alpha Psi
1998 – Hosted the 2nd Annual Greek Forum at Howard University’s School of Divinity on November 18, 1998.
2003 – Hosted the First D.C. Metro Greek Picnic at Rock Creek Park in June 2003.
2005 – Hosted the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s 75th Anniversary in May 2005.
2006 – Hosted the First National Pan-Hellenic Council of Washington, DC Awards Banquet at Republic Gardens on April 9, 2006.
2012 – Recognized by the NAACP Washington, DC Branch for DCNPHC’s voter registration efforts in support of the
NAACP “This is My Vote” campaign. NAACP DC Branch and its partner organizations registered approximately 1,500 voters; DCNPHC registered approximately one third of that number. The recognition was held on December 14, 2012 at the African- American Civil War Museum.
2013 – Hosted the First DCNPHC Community Expo at Cesar Chavez Public Charter Schools for Public Policy – Parkside
on May 18, 2013.
2017 - Received the “Outstanding Alumni Council Award” during the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc.’s 69th Biennial National Leadership Conference (Dallas, TX).
2017 – DCNPHC’s Chaplain, Valerie Robinson (Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.) was sworn in as the NPHC’s Chaplain during the National Leadership Conference (Dallas, TX).