The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is home to 9 historically African-American fraternities and sororities. NIU has 7 of these organizations active on campus. These organizations recruit year-round; however, the requirements and programs vary. For more information, refer to the Join a Chapter section. Currently, NPHC is under going the process to create a space, specifically for the Divine Nine chapters; for more information, please refer to the Yard Project page.