National Pan-Hellenic Council Tribute

TU plans to install a physical tribute to the nine members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC). With a goal of at least $75,000 this project will be fully funded through donations.

Chapman Quad Rendering
Photo credit: Ayers Saint Gross

Sometimes referred to as the Divine Nine, the NPHC organizations align with the beliefs of Dr. Julius Chapman, TU’s first dean of minority affairs, who was responsible for bringing TU’s historically Black Greek organizations to campus 50 years ago. The nine organizations include Alpha Kappa Alpha, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Zeta Phi Beta.

Ayers Saint Gross, a Baltimore-based design firm, is leading design efforts for the tribute, which will include a brick walkway lined with nine brick pillars. The pillars will be topped with plaques featuring full-color crests, mottos, and founding dates for each of the historically Black sororities and fraternities. A plaque on the front of the pillar will list chapter charter members.

TU’s installation will be adjacent to the bust of Dr. Chapman and will commemorate the history and legacy of these organizations. Chapman Quad serves our community as a focal point to celebrate the strength of our shared cultures. Construction on this project could begin as early as summer 2022 with the successful achievement of the fundraising goal. 

The NPHC Tribute is just the first step in TU’s plans to recognize the presence and history of its student organizations.

We invite alumni, and all members of the community-at-large, to participate in this celebration of culture and history by making a gift in support of the tribute. TU welcomes the friendly competitive spirit of our NPHC organizations and will acknowledge and celebrate the organizations that achieve the highest levels of support. We invite you to visit this site periodically to track the gift-giving progress and rankings during this fundraising campaign.

Show your pride in your favorite sorority/fraternity, and make a gift now.  Help us achieve our $75,000 goal.

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Organization Donors
Iota Phi Theta 8
Delta Sigma Theta 4
Alpha Kappa Alpha 3
Omega Psi Phi 3
Kappa Alpha Psi 1
Alpha Phi Alpha 0
Phi Beta Sigma 0
Sigma Gamma Rho 0
Zeta Phi Beta 0
TOTAL 19
organization dollars
Iota Phi Theta $2,500
Alpha Kappa Alpha $1,200
Delta Sigma Theta $800
Kappa Alpha Psi $500
Omega Psi Phi $350
Alpha Phi Alpha $0
Phi Beta Sigma $0
Sigma Gamma Rho $0
Zeta Phi Beta $0
Total $5,350

Date Updated: November 30, 2021