NPHC Membership Intake

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations at Troy University select members through a process called Membership Intake. Membership Intake is the process of selecting, educating and initiating new members into an NPHC chapter. This process is prescribed by the national organization.

Students interested in any of the NPHC chapters must have completed at least 12 Troy University credit hours, be enrolled at Troy University with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. Each national organization has set requirements for membership which are generally are higher than stated in the previous sentence. Student enrolled at other universities are not eligible for membership. Because NPHC groups do not take in first semester freshman they recommend that you get involved in other campus organizations your first year and become a proven campus leader before you join a Greek organization. Participation in campus organizations and your community service hours are taken under consideration when NPHC organizations are selecting new members.

NPHC groups will individually announce their membership selection/intake process during the semester and they will explain their membership process at the initialinformational meeting. Interested students are encouraged tocheck out the national web sites for the various NPHC organizations and to attend events sponsored by the local chapters. By doing this, you will have a better perspective of the organization and its members so that you can make the best decision for you.

General Information

  • A proven record of campus leadership and community service is evaluated during the membership intake process.
  • Grade requirements and hours are verified through the university.
  • Letters of recommendation from alumni are usually required.
  • Groups can conduct Intake each semester, skip semesters, or conduct one every other year. It is the decision of individual group when to conduct Intake.
  • When Intake is conducted, the Office of Student Involvement and Leadership is notified before the process begins.


 If you are participating in an illegal intake activities, you are jeopardizing your chances of becoming a true member of the organization and may be barred from membership for life.