On Monday the National Pan-Hellenic Council held their bi-annual Greek Assembly so students could learn more about some of the Greek organizations on campus. The event was held in the Lowman Student Center Ballroom at 5 p.m. Each NPHC organization gave a presentation about their sorority or fraternity, as well as their history, programs they offer, and membership requirements.
The NPHC oversees the African-American sororities and fraternities on campus. There are currently nine chapters at Sam Houston State and all were given the chance to speak at the LSC. Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Zeta Phi Beta, Phi Beta Sigma, and Sigma Gamma Rho are the six chapters that are active and posted on SHSU’s website, however, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Phi Theta, and Kappa Alpha Psi are three other NPHC organizations on campus that are currently inactive, but hoping to be active soon. Jeanine Bias is the NPHC advisor and said, “This is for any student interested in Black Greek organizations.” The bi-annual meetings are the only times that these nine organizations meet together to discuss more information on joining and getting involved on campus.
Each chapter has a different recruitment period and can intake at any time they chose. Being involved on campus is a great opportunity for students to meet more people and contribute to campus life in general. If you missed the event or need more information students can go to the student activities office in the LSC or look on the student activities page on the SHSU website. Most NPHC organizations also have personal websites, if specific information is desired.