National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC)
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (Alpha Lambda Chapter)
National Founding Date: January 15, 1908
Chapter Symbol: Ivy Leaf
Colors: Salmon Pink and Apple Green
Philanthropy: College 101, Halloween Happenings, Emerging Young Leaders
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. was founded on January 15, 1908 at Howard University. The purpose of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is to cultivate and encourage high scholastics 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.”
Learn more about Alpha Kappa Alpha by visiting www.aka1908.org.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (Epsilon Alpha Chapter)
National Founding Date: December 4, 1906
Chapter Symbol: Sphinx
Colors: Black and Old Gold
GPA Requirement: 2.5 semester and cumulative
Philanthropy: Race for the Cure, March of Dimes, Relay for Life
Since its founding, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. has supplied voice and vision to the struggle of all people around the world. The fraternity initially started as a study group, which eventually evolved into the organization that it is today and have been for more than 100 years. Seven prominent men known as "The Seven Jewels" founded Alpha Phi Alpha. These men included Henry Arthur Callis, Charles Henry Chapman, Eugene Kinckle Jones, George Biddle Kelley, Nathaniel Allison Murray, Robert Harold Ogle, and Vertner Woodson Tandy. The aims of the fraternity are manly deeds, scholarship and love for all mankind. Alpha Phi Alpha develops leaders, promotes brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our communities and was the first African-American, intercollegiate Greek-letter organization established. While designed for African Americans, Alpha Phi Alpha does not discriminate towards any race and has chapters all over the globe.
Learn more about Alpha Phi Alpha by visiting www.alpha-phi-alpha.com.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Beta Lambda Chapter)
National Founding Date: January 13, 1913
Colors: Crimson and Cream
GPA Requirement: 2.75
Philanthropy: Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. aims to aid in the constructive development of its members and to public service with a primary focus on the Black community.
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was founded by 22 strong collegiate women on January 13, 1913 at Howard University. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. strives to provide assistance to communities locally and around the world, while achieving academic excellence. Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is a sisterhood, with more than 200,000 members and currently more than 900 chapters in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The "beautiful" Beta Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was charted at The University of Toledo on October 30, 1937. They strive to obtain academic excellence, while supporting our local community around Toledo. Some of the local projects include: Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Relay for Life, Clean the Streams, volunteering at The Boys & Girls Clubs, canned food drives, Joy of Fiving Toy drive, and local women’s shelters. They also implemented a national program called “My Cry in the Dark” — a program that they present every year for the awareness of domestic violence and physical and mental health.
Learn more about Delta Sigma Theta by visiting www.deltasigmatheta.org.
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Gamma Nu Chapter)
National Founding Date: September 19, 1963
Chapter Symbol: Centaur
Colors: Charcoal Brown and Gilded Gold
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Philanthropy: Dodgeball for Diabetes, PIE-AN-IOTA, Crash Football, and IOTA Auction
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity's Gamma Nu Chapter was founded on August 17, 1997 by Howard Bailey. There are several reasons that an individual should seek membership in Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Their motto, "Building a Tradition, Not Resting Upon One" is the reason most men choose to join the organization. Since their founding date, they strive for excellence in the classroom, on campus through their annual date auction, leadership luncheon, dance competitions and Toledo aids walk, and also strive for excellence in the community. They have received many awards for having the most campus involvement, most unified organization, highest GPA amongst NPHC fraternities as well as the highest GPA in NPHC council as a whole. Their five principles include scholarship, leadership, brotherhood, citizenship, fidelity help members mature as men both in, and outside of the classroom. This organization prides itself on graduating with 95 percent of our members with their respective class, and the other 5 percent graduate from technical or trade schools.
Learn more about Iota Phi Theta by visiting www.iotaphitheta.org.
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (Beta Xi Chapter)
National Founding Date: January 5, 1911
Colors: Crimson and Cream
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Kappa Alpha Psi is a predominantly African American fraternity whose fundamental purpose is achievement. They train their members for leadership throughout all walks of life as we continue to strive for excellence in our academic pursuits. On the night, January 5, 1911, 10 men founded the fraternity of Kappa Alpha Psi, the first African-American fraternity originated by all undergraduate students. With achievement as its purpose, Kappa Alpha Psi began uniting college men of culture, patriotism and honor in the bond of a fraternity. They host chapters not only all throughout the country but all over the world. The colors of this noble fraternity are crimson and scream. The flower is a red carnation and their animal is the red cardinal. They are known not only for their community service and leadership, but also Kane twirling, shimmy, and their "pretty boy" image.
Learn more about Kappa Alpha Psi by visiting www.kappaalphapsi1911.com.
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (Omega Epsilon Chapter)
National Founding Date: November 17, 1911
Colors: Royal Purple and Old Gold
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. is the first international fraternal organization to be founded on the campus of a historically black college, Howard University. The founders were three Howard University undergraduates: Edgar Amos Love, Oscar James Cooper and Frank Coleman and advised by Dr. Ernest Everett Just. From the initials of the Greek phrase meaning, “Friendship is essential to the soul,” the name Omega Psi Phi was derived and that phrase was selected as the motto. The four cardinal principles are manhood, scholarship, perserverance and uplift. The Omega Epsilon chapter of the fraternity was chartered on September 9 and 10, 1970 along with the Delta Epsilon chapter of Bowling Green State University, making UT and BGSU the only twin chapters within the fraternity. Omega Psi Phi aspired to obtain academic excellence, while helping out the local community and upholding their historic tradition.
Learn more about Omega Psi Phi by visiting www.omegapsiphifraternity.org.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (Lambda Epsilon Chapter)
National Founding Date: January 9, 1914
Chapter Symbol: White Dove
Colors: Royal Blue and Pure White
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. was founded at Howard University in Washington, D.C., by three African American students: A. Langston Taylor, Charles I. Brown and Leonard F. Morse. Although there were already African-American fraternities on the campus of Howard University, these founders wanted an organization that truly exemplified the principles, brotherhood, scholarship and service. They also wanted an organization that was inclusive rather than exclusive, and worked daily to make the organization’s work a part of the community, rather than apart from the community. With the motto "culture for service, service for humanity," their cause still speeds on its way. The chapter at UT is known throughout the City of Toledo. Community service is one thing members take great pride in, with service spread throughout local schools, nursing homes, after-school programs and many others.
Learn more about Phi Beta Sigma by visiting www.pbs1914.org.
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (Xi Beta Chapter)
National Founding Date: November 12, 1922
Chapter Symbol: Poodle
Colors: Royal Blue and Gold
Philanthropy: OPERATION BigBookBag, Wee Savers, Project Reassurance, Habitat for Humanity
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was founded on November 12, 1922 at Butler University in Indianapolis, Indiana by seven young educators. There are over 500 chapters in the United States, Bahamas, Bermuda, U.S. Virgin Islands, Canada, Korea and Germany. The mission statement of Sigma Gamma Rho is to enhance the quality of life within the community. Public service, leadership development and education of youth are the hallmark of the organization's programs and activities. Sigma Gamma Rho addresses concerns that impact society educationally, civically and economical. The organization is guided by their international slogan, "Greater Service, Greater Progress."
Learn more about Sigma Gamma Rho by visiting www.sgrho1922.org.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. (Alpha Pi Chapter)
National Founding Date: January 16, 1920
Chapter symbol: White Dove
Colors: Royal Blue and Pure white
GPA Requirement: 2.5
Philanthropy: Pancake Breakfast (September) and Cookin’ Z Phi B Style-Chicken Dinner Sales (April)
Zeta Phi Beta sorority strives for a better community, with the highest regard for sisterly love, while maintaining scholarship and being the Finer Women that they know how to be at all times. Since its founding, Zeta Phi Beta has grown to new heights, reaching women around the world. In 1994, Zeta Phi Beta began to impact the UT campus. During its first 15 years at UT, the chapter has made a name for itself by staying true to the sorority's principals: scholarship, service, sisterly love and Finer Womanhood. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. has always been perceived as one of the greatest organizations in existence because of its principals. Its distinguishing principle, Finer Womanhood, sets it apart from the rest of the sororities, because it requires all of its members to carry themselves in a fashion that is marked by and reflects elegance. For three consecutive school years, 2008-2011, they have earned the award for Most community Service Hours, 100% Chapter Involvement, and 100% Community Involvement for raising the most money for charity. They have members that have been recognized as Greek Woman of the Year, Most Involved Greek and Most Involved New Member.
Learn more about Zeta Phi Beta by visiting www.ZPhiB1920.com.