How to Join an NPHC Organization:
Each NPHC fraternity and sorority brings in new members at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations governed by the National Pan- Hellenic Council have different requirements for membership. These organizations are permitted to conduct intake based on the chapters schedule and/ or their need for expansion. Some organizations conduct intake each semester; others do so only once a year. When organizations are looking to conduct Membership Intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which the criteria for membership is explained. These are usually publicized via flyers on campus. NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process. This event is called “Meet the Greeks” and is held in the fall and spring semesters.
Requirements to Join an NPHC Organization:
Typically, a student must obtain a collegiate GPA of a 2.5 or higher, community service experience, and involvement in clubs or community activities. Nevertheless, each NPHC organization has its own requirements set by their (inter)national organization and the University of Mississippi chapter. Please contact the University of Mississippi chapter that you are interested in for more information or for assistance contact our office.
The Greek Forum is mandatory for students who wish to pursue membership in any of the NPHC Greek organizations. The NPHC executive board will host a Greek Forum during the first few weeks of both the fall and spring semesters. Students who are considering participating in an NPHC-affiliated Greek organization’s intake process must attend Greek Forum before attending any NPHC organization’s interest meeting. For additional information about the Greek Forum, please contact Fraternal Leadership and Learning at 662-915-7609 or visit us in Minor Hall, BO5-C.
Registration for the Spring 2018 Greek Forum is now open, register here. We look forward to seeing many of you at the Spring 2018 Forum!
The Greek Forum date: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at 6:00pm in Bishop 209.
Please note, if you attended the Greek Forum in the Fall 2017 you are not required to attend for the Spring 2018 semester to be eligible for membership in the Spring 2018.
NPHC Aspirant Required Educational Programming
Students interested in joining a fraternal organization in the Spring of 2018 must complete the University’s Campus Clarity requirement in order to participate in NPHC Intake. Additionally, NPHC aspirants must also attend 2 one hour educational programs. One program will address alcohol & other drugs, and the other will feature violence prevention. Registrants for both the NPHC Greek Forum will receive an email to their go.olemiss.edu address details about RSVPing for these programs. Save the date now for one of each program:
Dates to Be Announced
How to Learn More About our NPHC organizations:
Meet the Greeks Week
Meet the Greeks Week is the introduction to all the University of Mississippi NPHC Greek organizations. Additionally, the NPHC organizations will host events to showcase each organization’s mission, purpose and accomplishments. This is a week filled with information and fun.
Meet the Greeks Week is scheduled for January 29 – February 2nd, 2018.
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Top 5 Things You Can Do to Show Interest in an NPHC Chapter
- Attend chapter programs and events.
- Attend an interest or informational meeting for the chapter(s) in which you are interested.
- Get to know members of the organization at every opportunity.
- Research information on the internet about the group(s) in which you are interested.
- Show your own involvement on campus (i.e., get involved in clubs, community service, etc.).
Learn more about the National Pan-Hellenic Council and its member organizations by clicking the NPHC logo below.
At the University of Mississippi, first-year students must complete the Campus Clarity Think About It (freshmen) or Adult Learner (transfer students) course. Students participating in intake should have completed their respective course in their first semester at the university by the deadline established by the Office of Health Promotion. To learn more about the Campus Clarity programs, including how to receive access to the course or timing of each part, visit the Office of Health Promotion.