NPHC Intake

 NPHC Executive Board

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

The National Pan-Hellenic Council is the governing body of traditionally African American fraternities and sororities. NPHC organizations are unique with respect to other Greek-lettered organizations in that they have a continuous commitment to providing community service and to uplifting/promoting the general public’s welfare. NPHC organizations embrace the continuance of social action, political empowerment and economic development. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. are the chapters that comprise Miami's NPHC. For more information, visit the National Pan-Hellenic Council at 2027 Armstrong Student Center or call 513-529-1462.

Intake Eligibility Requirements

All Governing Councils, fraternities, and sororities may establish standards of membership including, but not limited to, credit hour and grade point average requirements. To affiliate with a fraternity or sorority, a student must have completed, at Miami University or other accredited institution of higher education:
  1. One full-time fall or spring semester.

  2. 12 college credit hours (does not include, AP, IB, dual-enrollment credit achieved in high school).

  3. At least a 2.5 minimum, cumulative, grade point average for NPHC organizations. (Transfer GPAs cannot be combined – only the most recent college GPA received will be considered).

  4. The on-line education course prior to formally accepting a bid of membership.

  5. Student eligibility will be verified through the Cliff Alexander Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life prior to the chapter extending any form of invitation to membership. Only transcripts from the most recent institution attended will be considered.

  6. Once membership has been gained to a fraternity or sorority, it is up to each chapter to determine an individual’s requirements to maintain membership.

Additional Requirements for NPHC Chapters

  1. Must currently have a 2.5 cumulative GPA (2.75 for Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.).
  2. Must pass the interview process, a process subjective to each organization a student is interested in joining.
  3. Must complete Membership Intake Process (MIP), the requirements of which vary with each organization; it is presented in a classroom format where new members learn the history of the organization they have elected to join.
  4. New Member Orientation course must be completed prior to the start of the intake process to be eligible for intake. This online course is a two part module that covers the benefits of joining the fraternity and sorority community and the expectations of joining Miami Greek Life. This will be completed through the canvas platform. 
  5. Must attend the NPHC Seminar, which is held once a semester.
  6. Fees, including the initial application fee, are typically $50 to $100 but vary among the groups.

Information on Specific Chapters