ALL ABOUT THE SOUTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY PAN-HELLENIC COUNCIL
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council(NPHC). The NPHC consists of nine Black Greek Letter organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. (founded 1908), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. (f. 1906); Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (f. 1913); Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. (f. 1920); Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.(f.1963); Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (f. 1911); Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. (f. 1922); Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. (f. 1914); and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. (f. 1911).
The NPHC was founded in May of 1930 at Howard University in Washington, DC in order to promote unity and expose members to the "service for life" philosophy and foster leadership development and scholarship. It should also be noted that member organizations have never restricted membership solely to African Americans. They have, however, developed a distinctive African American style in their activities both social and philanthropic. Each school having organizations belonging to the the NPHC has a PHC Chapter.