A Deep Dive into Divine Nine a Historic Organization founded at Howard University

Tomorrow is Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, which will be a National holiday. So, you will most definitely find a very historic group organization out in full force.

Most of the Divine Nine will be out doing contact-less volunteering service for the communities. Since Covid-19, they also will be doing virtual volunteering duties as well.

So, what is Divine Nine and what does it has in common with historic sororities and fraternities?

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), colloquially known as the “Divine Nine” (D9), is a collaborative umbrella council composed of historically African American fraternities and sororities. The National Pan-Hellenic Council Inc. (NPHC), formed on the campus of Howard University on May 10, 1930, is a collective of the nine pioneering black Greek-letter organizations.

The purpose of the NPHC shall be to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern.

To this end, the NPHC promotes the well-being of its affiliate fraternities and sororities, facilitates the establishment and development of local councils of the NPHC and provides leadership training for its constituents.

The Divine Nine

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Courtesy of NBC News
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