National Pan-Hellenic Council

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is the governing body for the nationally recognized and chartered Black Greek Letter Organizations at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

 

Stomp Da Madness Step Show

NPHC hosts the Stomp Da Madness Step Show annually. Download the Step Show Registration & Information Packet to learn more.

 

 

NPHC Chapters

Alpha Kappa Alpha

Nickname

AKAs

Motto

By Culture, By Merit

About

The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards. To promote unity and friendship among college women. To study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature. To maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of service to ALL mankind.

Community Service & Philanthropies

SMART Girls program, Fundraising with Girl Scouts of America-Daisy Troop #2998, Madison East High School AVID Tops program, Allied Drive Food Pantry, Pink goes Red benefiting the American Heart Association

Fun Facts

Colors

Salmon Pink and Apple Green

Symbol

Ivy Leaf

Flower

Pink Tea Rose

Notable Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Toni Morrison
Dorothy Boudling Ferebee
Phylicia Rashad

General Information

Address

Student Activities Center
333 East Campus Mall

Local Founding

May 18, 1968

National Founding

January 15, 1908

Website

National: www.aka1908.com

Alpha Phi Alpha

Nickname

Alphas

Motto

First of All, Servants of All, We Shall Transcend All

About

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is the first Black, Inter-Collegiate Greek-Lettered Fraternity.The objectives of this Fraternity shall be: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities.

 

Community Service & Philanthropies

A Voteless People Is A Hopeless People

Brother’s Keeper’s Program

Go-To-High School, Go-To-College

Project Alpha

March of Dimes

Big Brother/Big Sisters of America

Boy Scouts of America

 

Fun Facts

Colors

   Black and Old Gold

Symbol

   Great Sphinx of Giza

Flower

   Yellow Rose

 

Notable Alumni

Notable National Alumni

  Dr. Martin Luther King

  Thurgood Marshall

  W.E.B. Du Bois

General Information

Address

Student Activities Center

333 East Campus Mall

Local Founding

December 7, 1946

National Founding

December 4, 1906

Cornell University Ithaca, New York

Website

National: http://www.alpha-phi-alpha.com/

Delta Sigma Theta

Nickname

Deltas

Motto

Intelligence is the Torch of Wisdom

About

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc is a private, non-profit organization and sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college educated women. The major programs of our sorority are based upon our five point programmatic thrust: economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement. Our sorority uses its collective strength to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in our communities.

Community Service & Philanthropies

Voter Registration, Delta GEMS, Delta Days, Financial Fortitude

Fun Facts

Colors

Crimson and Cream

Notable Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Shirley Chisholm
Mary McLeod Bethune
Nikki Giovanni

General Information

Address

Student Activities Center
333 East Campus Mall

Local Founding

April 18, 1969

National Founding

January 13, 1913

Website

Kappa Alpha Psi

Nickname

Kappas

Motto

Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor

About

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. is an international social service-based organization dedicated to Achievement in Every Field of Human Endeavor. It is the mission of the organization to inspire high ideals and goals within each member while training those members for leadership. The Beta Omicron Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. desires to awaken within each initiate high standards not only in academics, but in their personal and social lives. We pride ourselves on quality programming relevant to the campus and community as well as being altruistic men that value honor, respect, and humility. Simply put, the Beta Omicron Chapter prides itself on being the best and enjoys the challenge of maintaining that standard.

Community Service & Philanthropies

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Kappa Kids Program, First Impression

Fun Facts

Colors

Crimson and Cream

Symbol

Diamond

Notable Alumni

Notable National Alumni

Jamar Fletcher
Johnny Cochran
Cedric "The Entertainer" Kyles

General Information

Address

Student Activities Center
333 East Campus Mall

Local Founding

April 22, 1946

National Founding

January 5, 1911

Website

Phi Beta Sigma

Nickname

Sigmas

Motto

Culture for Service and Service for Humanity

About

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington , D.C. , January 9, 1914 , by three African American male students on the principles of brotherhood, scholarship and service. From its inception, the founders also conceived Phi Beta Sigma as a mechanism to deliver services to the general community. Rather than gaining skills to be utilized exclusively for themselves and their immediate families, the founders of Phi Beta Sigma held a conviction that is mirrored in the Fraternity’s motto, “Culture For Service and Service For Humanity.” Thus, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. has always lived with the understanding and purpose that we are the community that we serve, hence the fraternity focus on service initiatives that recognize the fraternity as a part of the inclusive we, as opposed to the exclusive we. This ideology of service for service’s sake has earned Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. the distinction of being called “The People’s Fraternity.”

Community Service & Philanthropies

African Americ Ethnic Academy, March of Dimes, Sigma Grams, Men of Color Institute

Fun Facts

Colors

Royal Blue and Pure White

General Information

Address

Student Activities Center
333 East Campus Mall

Local Founding

May 23, 1979

National Founding

January 9, 1914

Website

National: www.pbs1914.org