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National Pan-Hellenic Council

"The council's purpose is to promote unity and expose members to the "service for life" philosophy and foster leadership development and scholarship.  Furthermore, the National Pan-Hellenic Council provides a forum for participation and interaction the members of affiliate organizations and the organizations themselves.  It provides for a stronger unified voice and a stronger unified body." (Taken from the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. website -

Commonly referred to as the "Divine Nine," the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. is comprised of nine historically African American fraternities and sororities.  During an era when African Americans were denied rights and privileges afforded to others and faced racial isolation and social barriers, these organizations provided an opportunity for African American students on college campuses to come together with other students who shared common goals and ideals. 

Goals of the W&M NPHC
  • To provide a forum for members of the historically African American fraternities and sororities at William & Mary to discuss relevant issues.
  • To increase awareness on campus of the purpose, programs, and initiatives of the NPHC and its affiliate member organizations.
2021 NPHC Executive Officers
NPHC Executive Officers
Tristan Andrews President Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Kevin Bloodworth Vice President Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Mackenzie Adkins Public Relations Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Ryan Poole Secretary Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Marteise Phipps Treasurer Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Interested in Joining an NPHC organization? Check out our Membership Intake page!