Reasons to Join a Chapter
Why should you join a Black Greek lettered organization? If you ask every member of our community why they decided to join and the benefits they have gotten from their membership, the specific of their answers would be different. However, here are some benefits to consider when contemplating joining an NPHC organization:
Emphasis on Scholarship
Academic excellence is a vital aspect of the fraternity and sorority experience. Programs, recognition, and ongoing support help our members achieve academic success. As college students, academics is our first priority. Although Texas State University has a minimum 2.5 GPA to join a fraternity or sorority, chapters have their own GPA requirements to join and maintain active status, often higher than the university requirement. Students are provided resources and hold each other accountable to succeed academically.
Community Impact and Service
At the core of our organizations lies a commitment to civic engagement and social action, with an emphasis on the Black community. Through community service and philanthropic efforts, our members are able to make a difference in their surrounding communities and world.
Support System - Brotherhood/Sisterhood
Joining a fraternity or sorority provides you with a space where you can build lifelong relationships that extend beyond ordinary friendships. Bonds of brotherhood and sisterhood are formed within the organization and provide our members with a home away from home, mentorship, career networking, and a sense of community at a large university.
Joining a sorority or fraternity is not only beneficial to you while you're in college, it can also help you once you graduate. All of our organizations as NPHC have alumni chapters in different cities across the country and all over the world. It's a great way to meet people if you're moving to a new city, but it can also be a place to turn for career advice or guidance.
Leadership and Personal/Professional Development
NPHC organizations have been shaping and building leaders for over 100 years. These organizations provide a space for students to have formalized leaderships positions. This translates to serving as presidents, treasurers, community organizers, advocates, liaisons, and more on campus and in our communities. There is a huge emphasis on leadership development in our community. Our members serve in chapter or council officer positions, attend national and regional leadership conferences and participate in campus-based leadership opportunities and trainings that allow them to gain new skills to benefit whichever field they pursue after graduation. These organizations strengthen talents and skills, while exposing areas of improvement.
If you are interested in joining an NPHC organization, please be sure to fill out the NPHC Interest form!