The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is composed of nine international Greek letter sororities and fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. The majority of these organizations were founded over 100 years ago.
At one point in time, there was full representation of the Divine Nine at KU. The council oversees community service initiatives, awards academic scholarships and provides civic engagement assistance, while simultaneously bringing awareness to campus issues. Having a space dedicated to these organizations and their members would not only mean so much to them, but would also demonstrate KU’s commitment to diversity. Many KU students and alumni are proud members of these sororities and fraternities, which provide a home away from home during their time at KU. The organizations bring a rich history to KU’s campus, but without a place to call their own, they are unable to celebrate individual club traditions or bring NPHC organizations together.
The Divine Nine Plaza will be located near the Burge Student Union and the Integrated Science Building, in KU’s redeveloped Central District. Each of the sororities and fraternities will be represented by a monument that includes the year each was chartered at KU and the organization’s crest. A historical marker, depicting the story of NPHC, also will be included in the plaza.
Thank you for your consideration of a gift to support the Divine Nine Plaza and NPHC students.