Greek Life

National Pan-Hellenic Council

Butler and its students have a long history with chapters of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), the 9 historically Black fraternities and sororities. On February 14, 1920, the Kappa Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha was established in Indianapolis. On Sunday, November 12, 1922, the Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho was founded at Butler. In Indianapolis, most NPHC undergraduate chapters are city-wide chapters, meaning that the chapter is composed of students from more than one university. The Alpha Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. is comprised of only Butler students.

NPHC chapters, both fraternities and sororities, recruit through a process known as intake. The intake process for every chapter is defined by its international/national organization. Membership intake consists of attending a meeting, completing an application directly to the sorority of interest, gaining approval from the organization, learning the group's history and traditions and participating in initiation. Each chapter will not begin its actual membership intake process until later in the academic year, as NPHC affiliated fraternities and sororities typically do not accept a student for membership until the student has completed at least 12-24 hours of college credit with a minimum GPA.

In joining an NPHC organization, you become more than a member of one chapter - you also join a self-supporting organization that will guide you throughout the remainder of your years at Butler, and for life. NPHC chapters embrace a lifetime commitment philosophy and aim to assure the continuance of academic achievement, political awareness, and community service. Have fun during intake and keep an open mind, because joining an organization will be one of the best choices you will make at Butler.

Chapters at Butler

Alpha Kappa Alpha Alpha Kappa Alpha

Sigma Gamma Rho Sigma Gamma Rho

Other City Wide Chapters

Alpha Phi Alpha Alpha Phi Alpha

Delta Sigma Theta Delta Sigma Theta

Kappa Alpha Psi Kappa Alpha Psi

Iota Phi Theta Iota Phi Theta

Omega Psi Phi Omega Psi Phi

Phi Beta Sigma Phi Beta Sigma

Zeta Phi Beta Zeta Phi Beta


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Office of Greek Life

Atherton Union, Room 312
4600 Sunset Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46208
Phone: (317) 940-6590
Fax: (317) 940-8228
Director: Becky Druetzler