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National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)

Joining an NPHC Fraternity or Sorority

The NPHC chapters on Vanderbilt’s campus seek to continue the traditions of excellence and involvement with campus life since their joining campus over 30 years ago. Throughout the fall and spring semester, potential members will have the opportunity to learn about and engage with current and alumni members of NPHC organizations. Each affiliate organization will implement its respective internationally sanctioned membership intake process. 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 learn more about an organization or express interest. These fliers will always be posted outside of the Office of Greek Life or on social media (if allowed) no less than a week before said meeting. To learn more about NPHC organizations, interested students are encouraged to research their individual organization and chapter websites, follow organizations on social media, and attend various events hosted by NPHC organizations on campus.

Eligibility Requirements for Potential NPHC Members

In order to be eligible to join an NPHC fraternity or sorority, a potential member must:

  • Have at least a 2.50 GPA and have completed at least 12 credit hours. Some organizations may require that you have a higher GPA or have completed more credit hours. Please refer to their individual websites to determine what their specific qualifications are.
  • Not currently be on disciplinary probation. Students can be placed on disciplinary probation for violations of state law and university policy, including but not limited to underage consumption of alcohol, intoxication, possession or use of fake identification, fighting or drug usage.
  • Attend a Consent Education Session. Project Safe, our center for sexual misconduct and prevention response, host these sessions specifically for potential fraternity and sorority members.
  • Participate in community service hours and possess good character. Our NPHC organizations are seeking members who are already invested in the Vanderbilt and Nashville communities.
  • Attend an Intake Seminar hosted by the Office of Greek Life by the appropriate deadline. Students must be present the entire duration of the seminar in order to receive full credit. Intake Seminars must be done again every two years if membership is not obtained within that time span. Intake seminars only are valid for two years from the semester it is completed. (ex. Intake seminar done in Fall 2022 will only be valid until the end of the Fall 2024.). The deadline to attend and Intake Seminar and join this Fall semester is TBD.

Greek Mystique 

Greek Mystique is the primary opportunity to learn about the organizations with the National Pan-Hellenic Council. This program features historical information about the NPHC on Vanderbilt’s campus, an overview of the groups currently function, and will give you an opportunity to meet members from each organization. This year’s event will take place on August 31st from 6:00 pm-7:30 pm in Commons MPR.

2022-2023 Intake Seminars

Failure to arrive on time may result in not receiving credit for attendance. No particular attire is required. Each session will be held in Sarratt 325/327 from 4:00 pm-5:00 pm.

Fall Intake Seminars (2022)

  • September 6
  • September 14
  • September 20
  • October 11
  • October 19
  • November 8

To join an NPHC organization in Fall ’22, you must have completed an Intake Seminar by September 30th. 

Spring Intake Seminars (2023)

  • January 17
  • January 25
  • January 31
  • February 8
  • February 21
  • March 8
  • March 21

To join an NPHC organization in Spring ’23, you must have completed an Intake Seminar by February 10th. 

NPHC Financial Information

  • New Member Dues: $1800-$2200
  • Active Member Dues: $200
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: $0
  • S23 Active Member Dues: N/A
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? N/A
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? N/A
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: Varies
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: $200
  • New Member Dues: $2000
  • Active Member Dues: $500
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: N/A
  • S23 Active Member Dues: $0
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? Yes
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? N/A
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: $250
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: $750
  • New Member Dues: $1305
  • Active Member Dues: $115
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: N/A
  • S23 Active Member Dues: N/A
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? No
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? Yes
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: $800
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: $315
  • New Member Dues: $2500
  • Active Member Dues: $50
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: N/A
  • S23 Active Member Dues: $50
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? N/A
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? N/A
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: Pieces of paraphernalia vary 
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: $50/semester
  • New Member Dues: $1300
  • Active Member Dues: N/A
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: N/A
  • S23 Active Member Dues: N/A
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? Yes
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? No
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: $500
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: N/A
  • New Member Dues: $1500
  • Active Member Dues: $200
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: $200
  • S23 Active Member Dues: $200
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? No
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? No
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: $500
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: $850
  • New Member Dues: $985-$1100
  • Active Member Dues: $150
  • National Undergraduate Renewal Fee for your organization: $150
  • S23 Active Member Dues: $150
  • Does your chapter provide financial assistance through scholarships or grants? Yes
  • Does the Inter/National Headquarters or Graduate Chapter provide some sort of financial assistance to your chapter members? Yes
  • Additional Possible/Optional Estimated Expenses-including but not limited to regional/national conferences,membership regalia,social event expenses,retreats,etc: $300-$600
  • The total amount of expenses for a member excluding the semester you joined: Varies

You are encouraged to contact chapter representatives for more information. You may also contact Ashton Sawyers, regarding any questions.