Elon University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council governs the historically African-American fraternities and sororities. Its purpose is to create and maintain high standards in the life of fraternities and sororities; perpetuate constructive fraternity and sorority relationships; foster an understanding of the structure and method of operation among the affiliate organizations; address, coordinate, and develop action strategies of mutual concern to the affiliate organizations; and serve as the conduit for such action plans as may be developed. There are currently 6 NPHC chapters (3 fraternities and 3 sororities) recognized at Elon University.
Membership Intake is the backbone of continuity for NPHC chapters. Different from the Interfraternity Council and Panhellenic Association, there is no formal recruitment period for NPHC. Recruitment tactics and initiation procedures for new members are unique to each NPHC organization.
Traditionally, each chapter hosts educational programming throughout the semester and offers ample opportunity to meet and connect with members before making the personal decision to join. Each respective organization conducts a covert process until the “coming out” of their new members which is open to the public.
To pursue membership in a particular NPHC organization, please contact the chapter president or other student leader in that organization for more information. Exploring options? Contact Janis Baughman, NPHC advisor, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-278-7214.