Steps to becoming a member of an NPHC organization:
The National Pan-Hellenic Council has a membership intake process that varies from chapter to chapter. All organizations are interested in individuals who exemplify exceptional leadership ability, and those who are committed to education and service.
- Fill out the interest form and return it to the Office of Fraternity & Sorority Affairs.
- Attend the Interest Meeting/Informational Session for the individual organization.
- Meet the organization requirements described in the Interest Meeting/Information Session.
- Apply to the organization; receive acceptance.
Basic requirements* for joining any NPHC organization:
- Must have completed at least 12 college credit hours at OSU.
- Must be a full time student (enrolled in at least 12 hours the semester of application).
- Complete an application for membership.
- Must have at least a 2.5 GPA.
*Membership requirements vary from one chapter to another.
Check out our Intake Booklet here!
Statement Against Hazing
The organizations of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) are committed to nurturing the ideals of sisterhood and brotherhood in an atmosphere of responsibility and respect. We are also committed to upholding the dignity and self-respect of all persons seeking membership therein. Hazing is antithetical to this commitment and is prohibited by the rules of each NPHC organization.
In 1990, the member organizations of the NPHC jointly agreed to disband pledging as a form of admission. The members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council do hereby reaffirm our unequivocal opposition to hazing and those who seek to perpetuate it. The definition of hazing has been held to include any action taken or situation created that involves or results in abusive, physical contact or mutual harassment of a prospective fraternity or sorority member; and that any such action is considered hazing, whether it occurs on or off the fraternity or sorority premises, campus or place where chapters or prospective members meet. Hazing has also been described to include any action that results in excessive mutual or physical discomfort, embarrassment or harassment; that such activities include, but are not limited to paddling, creation of excessive fatigue, physical or psychological shock, morally degrading or humiliating activities, late work sessions that interfere with scholastic activities and any other activities inconsistent with fraternal law and regulations and policies of the affiliated educational institution and federal, state or local law; and such illegal conduct is inimical to the principles for which each organization stands and fails to foster respect for fellow members or preserve human dignity.