National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
NPHC Membership Qualifications
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 are not eligible to participate in an intake process.
All students wishing to seek membership in an NPHC chapter must attend (1) Membership Intake Seminar offered by the Office of Greek Life before the appropriate deadline. Students must be present the entire duration of seminars in order to receive full credit. Any student that has not attended (1) Membership Intake Seminar by: September 30, 2020 (if wanting to pursue membership in the Fall) or January 31, 2021 (if wanting to pursue membership in the Spring) will not be allowed to join a Fraternity or Sorority for that respective semester.
Intake Seminars must be done again every (2) 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 2017 will only be valid until the end of the Fall 2019.)
Each affiliate organization will implement its respective internationally sanctioned membership intake process. 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.
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 earliest any person can pursue membership in a NPHC organization would be the 2nd semester of their 1st year. Some organizations may require higher or additional qualifications that could delay the pursuit of membership (i.e. more credit hours, a certain GPA, or a certain amount of service hours). Thus, please feel free to visit organizational websites and learn of their requirements or talk to a member of the Vanderbilt chapter.
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 no less than a week before said meeting.
2020-2021 Intake Seminars
Due to COVID-19 all intake seminars for Fall 2020 will take place virtually and require RSVP via Anchor Link to attend. More information on how Spring 2021 intake seminars will be conducted is pending. Failure to arrive on time may result in you not getting credit for attendance. No particular attire is required.
Fall Intake Seminars (2020)
Monday, September 14th, 4-5pm
Monday, September 21st, 4-5pm
Monday, September 28th, 4-5pm
Monday, October 12th, 4-5pm
Monday, October 19th, 4-5pm
Monday, November 9th, 4-5pm
Monday, November 16th, 4-5pm
Spring Intake Seminars (2021)
Monday, January 11th, 4-5pm
Monday, January 18th, 4-5pm
Monday, January 25th, 4-5pm
Monday, February 8th, 4-5pm
Monday, February 22nd, 4-5pm
Monday, March 15th, 4-5pm
You are encouraged to contact chapter representatives for more information. You may also contact Harold Brown, Coordinator for Greek Life, regarding any questions.