Above, members of “Divine Nine” National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek organizations pose together on the campus of N.C. State University.
(Photo courtesy of the NPHC page on the N.C. State website.)
Founded: January 15, 1908 at Howard University
Colors: Salmon pink and apple green
Symbol: Ivy leaf
Motto: By Culture and By Merit
College Town undergraduate chapters: Alpha Chi (NCCU), Iota Mu (Duke), Kappa Omicron (N.C. State), Theta Pi (UNC)
Fun fact: Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first Greek-lettered sorority established and incorporated by African-American college women.
Nickname: Iotas, Centaurs, Outlaws, Thetamen
College Town undergraduate chapters: Alpha Epsilon (NCCU), Gamma Xi (N.C. State)
Fun fact: Iota Phi Theta is the only Divine Nine organization to have an official “sweetheart.”
Founded: January 9, 1914 at Howard University
Colors: Royal blue and pure white
Motto: Culture For Service and Service For Humanity
College Town undergraduate chapters: Alpha Alpha Chi (Duke), Gamma Gamma (NCCU), Xi Gamma (UNC), Xi Zeta (N.C. State)
Fun fact: Phi Beta Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta are the only constitutionally bound NPHC organizations.