The National Pan-Hellenic Council at ETSU serves as the governing body for the campus historically African American fraternities and sororities. NPHC promotes interaction through forums, meetings and other mediums for the exchange of information and engages in cooperative programming and initiatives through various activities and functions. NPHC organizations have a profound commitment to community service. They embrace the continuance of social actions, political empowerment and economic development.
The NPHC member organizations at ETSU include Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma, Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta, Inc. To become a member of either one of these organizations, undergraduate students must meet specific membership qualifications and criteria. Potential new members should be in good standing with the university, have good morals, strong values, and campus and community involvement. Such requirements are designed to promote the building of strong end effective chapters.
Each NPHC group conducts its own membership intake process. Chapters advertise their membership intake process through flyers labeled interest meeting, informational, or meet and greet which all students are welcome to attend and express interest in and learn more about and organization.