The NPHC, Inc. was formed as a permanent organization on May 10th, 1930 on the campus of Howard University in Washington, D.C. The council 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.
Today, the primary purpose and focus of the NPHC continues to be community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities. The undergraduate chapters of each member organization are to align with a graduate/alumni chapter. Following graduation from college individual members are encouraged to continue their Greek letter affiliation in a graduate chapter. The purpose of the Rowan University (RU) National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) shall be:
- To maintain positive inter-fraternal relationships.
- To serve as a standard setting and implementing body for the affiliate organizations in areas of membership intake and initiation.
- To serve as forum for the consideration of mutual interest to the member organizations.