NPHC Intake

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations at The University of Southern Mississippi 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 Southern Miss credit hours, be enrolled at Southern Miss with a 2.5 or higher cumulative grade point average. Student enrolled at other universities are not eligible for membership. NPHC groups will individually announce their membership selection/intake process during the semester and they will explain their membership process at the initial informational meeting. Interested students are encouraged to check 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.

Johnell A. Goins
Coordinator of Greek Life
National Pan-Hellenic Advisor


General Information

  • Attendance at the NPHC Sorority/Fraternity Informational is MANDATORY for intake into any active organization.
  • Grade requirements and hours are verified through the university.
  • Letters of recommendation from alumni/ae 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 Greek Life is notified before the process begins.


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