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NPHC Membership Intake Process

Undergraduate students who wish to affiliate with NPHC chapters must meet specific membership qualifications. These standards include academic achievement (2.5 – 3.0 GPA depending upon the organization), community service, and good character. Students who are on disciplinary probation may not participate in an intake process. Such requirements are designed to promote the building of strong and effective chapters. Each affiliate organization shall implement its own membership intake process. To learn more about NPHC organizations, interested students are encouraged to research their individual organization and chapter websites as well as attend various events hosted by NPHC organizations on campus.

The NPHC chapters on Vanderbilt’s campus have a history of almost three decades and seek to continue the traditions of excellence and involvement with campus life. The fall semester is limited to upper class students who meet the requirements of the organization they wish to join. The spring semester is designated for upper class and freshmen students. Alpha Kappa Alpha & Zeta Phi Beta sororities, and Kappa Alpha Psi & Phi Beta Sigma fraternities may induct freshmen during their second semester. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority may induct students of sophomore standing or higher. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity accepts members of second semester sophomore standing or higher, who have achieved 36 credit hours or more.

NPHC chapters will advertise their membership intake process through fliers labeled “Interest Meeting, Informational, Rush Tea or Meet N’ Greet”, which all students are welcome to attend to express interest in and learn more about an organization.

All students who wish to join one of our NPHC organizations must attend one intake seminar while enrolled at Vanderbilt. These will take place in Saratt Room 331 from 6:00 pm -7:00 pm on the following dates:

Tuesday, September 8
Monday, October 12
Tuesday, November 10


You are encouraged to contact chapter representatives for more information. You may also contact Anthony Williams, Coordinator for Greek Life.