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African American Fraternities-and-Sororities

The National Pan-Hellenic Council includes:  


The National Pan-Hellenic Council brings all nine Black Greek letter organizations together for one common cause.   


“We’re able to work together to ensure there’s change in the community,” Howard said. “We work together to ensure that policies and social policies are being pushed.”


Alpha Phi Alpha, the first Black Greek-letter fraternity, was founded in 1906 at Cornell University.

Alpha Kappa Alpha is the first Black Greek-letter sorority, and it was founded on the campus of Howard University in 1908.


Also called the “Divine Nine,” these sororities and fraternities were founded on the principle of service, and that’s a value still upheld to this day .