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 chapter’s 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. All Potential New Members (PNMs) will be required to complete the pre-recruitment/intake educational modules on blackboard before they are able to participate in formal intake. 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 “Greek Forum” and is held on the second Wednesday of each semester.
Requirements to Join an NPHC Organization:
Typically, a student must obtain a collegiate GPA of a 2.6 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 Fraternity and Sorority Life at 662-915-7609 or visit us in the Student Union Suite D.
Masks are required at all intake sessions including NPHC Forum. NPHC will have a limited supply of disposable masks at NPHC Forum but it is highly suggested that you bring your own. The in-person Forum session will take place in multiple rooms in the student union to adhere to federal, state, and local social distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will also be available at each Forum meeting location.
Completion of the pre-recruitment/intake education modules (on blackboard) is mandatory for anyone who is planning on participating in the formal intake process.
If you are unable to attend the NPHC Forum you will have the ability to do a virtual make-up session.
The Greek Forum date: Wednesday, January 27, 2021.
Please note, if you attended the Greek Forum in the Fall 2020 you are not required to attend for the Fall 2020 semester to be eligible for membership.
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 24 – 30, 2021.
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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.