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NPHC Leadership deliver a message against Voter Suppression

posted May 24, 2021, 9:49 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated May 24, 2021, 9:54 PM ]


NPHC Anti-Voting Rights Bill Statement

Decatur, GA (April 11, 2021) — In light of the passage of the anti-voting rights bill (SB202) in Georgia and the 361 bills introduced in 47 states, the members of the National Panhellenic Council (NPHC), also known as the Divine Nine, are deeply saddened by the sweeping introduction of legislation to lock black and people of color out of the most fundamental expression of American citizenship, the right to vote. In the aftermath of this odious assault on voting rights, our collective organizations aggressively stand against these voter suppression bills.

These efforts come only two months after the historic win of the US Senate run-off elections.   Lawmakers across the country instantly reverted to their old tricks of using legislation to fuel oppression and hate.   These voter suppression bills also roll back much of the progress achieved under Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act.  Section 5 required certain jurisdictions –those determined to have a history of racial discrimination in voting—to preclear any proposed voting changes with the Justice Department or federal court in Washington, DC.  Without this protection, these voter suppression bills will negatively impact our communities for years to come.  Unfortunately, most are not shocked by their actions and anticipated such responses.  Consequently, we must start preparing now for the next attack during states’ redistricting processes through the implementation of gerrymandering tactics, such as “cracking” and “packing” to dilute voting power and representation even more.

Therefore, the NPHC fervently resists these legislative efforts to suppress voting rights across the country. We encourage our members to monitor voter suppression bills that are being considered in their state; to use their voices to raise awareness about such legislation; and to work to stop these bills before they are adopted. Members can track legislation in their state by going to this tool from the Brennan Center for Justice, https//

In states where new voting restrictions have been adopted, we urge members to become familiar with the new requirements and engage in intensive community education to prepare voters for upcoming elections.

In lieu of boycotting in your state, the NPHC calls for corporate accountability by urging business allies to not be silent during this crucial time, but instead to lend their influence and voices to the fight. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said, “In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends.”

NPHC also urges members of Congress to take immediate action to protect the rights of voters by passing the For the People Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, historic legislative opportunities to protect voting rights. The transformational reforms in these bills would make our political system more equitable, more representative, and more accountable to the people.

National Council of Presidents 

Dr. Willis L. Lonzer, III
General President
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. Glenda Glover
International President
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

Reuben A. Shelton, III, Esq., Vice Chairman
Grand Polemarch
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

Dr. David E. Marion, Chairman
Grand Basileus
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.

Beverly E. Smith
National President & CEO
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Micheal E. Cristal
International President
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

Valerie Hollingsworth Baker
International President
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

Rasheeda S. Liberty
International Grand Basileus
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

Andre R. Manson
International Grand Polaris
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.


The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Incorporated (NPHC) is currently composed of nine (9) International Greek letter Sororities and Fraternities: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. For more information, visit or CONTACT: Vanetta Cheeks Reeder, 404-942-3257,

Register now for 4th Annual South Carolina Divine Nine Legislative Day

posted Mar 22, 2021, 1:43 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 25, 2021, 5:21 PM ]


Columbia, South Carolina - Here is the Letter from the State-wide Committee for 4th Annual D9 Legislative Day for April 6th. All minority groups (Greek and Non-Greek) are welcome to join virtually.

Hello Everyone,

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Richland County Alumnae Chapter

The Richland County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, is pleased to invite you to attend the 4th Annual South Carolina Divine Nine Legislative Day on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 from 9:30 am to 3:15 pm [UPDATE]. This event is a collaborative effort of SC Divine Nine organizations and other organizations.

The purpose of this day is to increase awareness, build momentum and gain an understanding of important social issues that impact our communities. We anticipate receiving legislative updates on the SC budget, voting rights, law enforcement and other important information. The speakers for this event will be a legislative panel of SC House & Senate Representatives.

Please join us for this exciting day of collaboration and information-sharing, which we hope will lead to a shared vision of empowerment, ultimately affecting positive social and public policy changes in all our communities.

Guess what? The registration is free and its hosted-on Zoom!

Please register with the following link:

The zoom capacity is 500 and we encourage each organization to have a minimum of at least 2 delegates to register for this event. The attire for the event is business attire and to wear your respective color for your organization.

We sincerely hope that you will join us for this collaborative, social action event, which will better prepare us to empower ourselves and our local communities.


ZeNata & Tracy

Zenata Donaldson,
President of the Richland County Alumnae Chapter (DST)

Tracy Richardson,
SC Social Action Coordinator (DST)


After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

2021 Member Survey is released

posted Mar 11, 2021, 1:55 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Apr 26, 2021, 4:16 PM ]

New Survey released for 2021


Greenville, South Carolina - We have posted our annual membership survey for 2021. This survey will help us improve our Council participation and planning efforts for next year's events and schedule. 


We are hoping to compare the results of this year's survey with last year's survey to track any trends in our community toward the council. Please help us as we determine our strategic planning for the coming year. 


The initial promotion for the survey to be available until May 24, 2021 [updated]. We will analyze the data at the future date with Council officers, representatives, and chapter leadership. 


This survey is for any NPHC Greek members living in the Upstate area (Anderson, Greenville, Spartanburg), including NPHC Representatives, local Chapter members, Charter Leadership, or Inactive members. 


How to take this survey: Please copy the URL below to your browser. The survey is eight questions and should about five minutes to complete. We do ask for your suggestions for the council, at a certain point in the survey. 


Thank you for your feedback and we will have future surveys as an ongoing effort to collect feedback for the council as we make future plans.


NPHC Representatives: Please forward this message to all of your chapter members, as you see fit.


Click here to take the survey    (available until May 24, 2021 [updated])


NPHC of Greater Greenville Leadership

NPHCGG Participation Survey

Join us for our next Virtual Spring Mixer on Tax Day

posted Mar 4, 2021, 3:20 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 4, 2021, 3:27 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - Please join us for the NPHC Spring Quarterly Mixer on Thursday, April 15, 2021, "Tax Day". Due to the COVID-19 Crisis, the spring's mixer will be held virtually with a Zoom Conference Conference.  

NPHC Council holds these Mixers as quarterly events for chapter members of the council to share some Greek fellowship during this Spring season. 

The Mixer starts at 7:30 PM lasts until 9:30 PM. The Council will be conducting Breakrooms for COVID19 and Vaccination discussion to answer your questions about South Carolina's Vaccination Rollout. We are encouraging our NPHC members to make a donation to the Harvest Hope Food Bank of the Upstate at

NPHC-GG Spring "Tax Day" Mixer

April 15, 2021 |  7:30 to 9:30 PM

Register at

Sigma Gamma Rho Sponsors Sigma Youth Symposium

posted Mar 2, 2021, 3:44 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 2, 2021, 3:53 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina -  Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. presents an impactful, dynamic, National VIRTUAL Sigma Youth Symposium for 2021 aimed at uplifting and inspiring our “Unstoppable and Boundless” youth! Youth ages 8 – 18, Sorors, Philos, and Parents are invited and encouraged to attend the 2021 Sigma Youth Symposium on Saturday, March 13, 2021, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. The Symposium will feature Engaging and informative workshops on STEM, Health/Wellness, Social Justice, Money Matters, and The Culture are planned. Rhoers, Rhosebuds, and Youth ages 8 – 18 will benefit greatly from an awesome and memorable time of learning, motivation, empowerment, entertainment, prizes, and giveaways! 

Register now at 

NPHC-GG Partners with Prisma Health for Vaccination Forum

posted Jan 30, 2021, 9:01 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Mar 4, 2021, 3:31 AM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - To register and receive click this link

The National Pan Hellenic Council of Greater Greenville in partnership with Prisma Health invites you to join us for an information and awareness session on the COVID vaccine rollout. 

Physicians and health professionals from Prisma Health will host an open forum to support and hear from members of our community about the COVID-19 vaccination efforts and address questions, challenges and share facts that you may have about the vaccine. You will also gain insight to make informed decisions and help combat vaccine misinformation and address vaccine hesitancy.  We look forward to your virtual attendance. 

The session opens at 6:15 PM on 3/4/21

Join us for the 2020 Virtual Holiday Mixer

posted Dec 9, 2020, 11:58 AM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Dec 9, 2020, 12:00 PM ]


Greenville, South Carolina -  Since we can't celebrate in person, we will have a Virtual Holiday Mixer, with a holiday music breakout room, a holiday toast, an ugly sweater competition, a scavenger hunt, and other fun games.  BYOB, Snacks, and drinks.  Happy holidays... 



Celebrate 85 Years of Service - National Council of Negro Women

posted Dec 3, 2020, 12:30 AM by Bobby Clark

Click here to register:

Greenville, South Carolina, - 
On December 5, 1935, Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune founded the National Council of Negro Women.
Join us on Saturday as we virtually celebrate 85 years of service at the UNITY Block Party on Saturday, December 5, 2020, at 4:00 pm as we recruit, reclaim and recognize the women and men across our state that continue to keep the vision and legacy of Dr. Mary McLeod Bethune alive. This event is an opportunity to connect with our thirty-two National Affiliate Organizations. Founded as an “organizations organization”, we encourage you to come together in celebration if you are a member of any affiliates listed below:
  • National Black Nurses Association, Inc.
  • American Federation of Teachers, Human Rights & Community Relations
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  • Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.
  • Chums, Inc.
  • Continental Societies, Inc.
  • Delicados, Inc.
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
  • Eta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Gamma Phi Delta Sorority
  • Iota Phi Lambda Sorority, Inc.
  • Knights of Peter Claver, Ladies Auxiliary
  • Lambda Kappa Mu Sorority
  • Las Amigas, Inc.
  • Les Gemmes, Inc.
  • National Association of Negro Business & Prof. Women's Clubs
  • National Association of University Women
  • National Bar Association, Women Layers Division
  • National Coalition of 100 Black Women
  • National Sorority of Phi Delta Kappa, Incorporated
  • National Women of Achievement, Inc.
  • Order of the Eastern Stars, National Grand Chapter, National Supreme Council
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Grand Chapter
  • Swing Phi Swing, Social Fellowship, Inc.
  • The Charmettes, Inc.
  • The Links Incorporated and The Links Foundation Incorporated
  • Top Ladies of Distinction, Inc.
  • Woman's Home & Overseas Missionary Society, A.M.E. Zion
  • Women's Missionary Council, C.M.E. Church
  • Women's Missionary Society, A.M.E. Church
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

HIV/AIDS Awareness Service Project

posted Dec 2, 2020, 12:36 PM by Bobby Clark

Greenville, South Carolina - The Greenville (SC) Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. will sponsor a merchandise donation drive from 12/1/2020 through 12/31/2020. This drive will support World AIDS Day on December 1 and HIV/AIDS Awareness. Red Ribbon Resale Store and AIDS Upstate are 501 (c)(3) non-profit organizations. Please support this project with your donated merchandise. Donations accepted include adult clothing, kitchen items, home décor, working flat-screen TVs, etc. Donations not accepted include mattresses, computer equipment, and old TVs. Please inform the Resale Store staff that the donation is for the Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. drive. Staff will provide a tax receipt and ask you to record your name/organization on our Donor List. Masks covering the nose and mouth are required to enter the resale store. Your donation is graciously appreciated!

Learn more at

HIV/AIDS Awareness Service Project

Talk is cheap; voting is free. Talk it to the polls!!! Remember to Vote!

posted Oct 28, 2020, 7:18 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Oct 28, 2020, 7:38 PM ]

Greenville, South Carolina - Member Chapters of NPHC of Greater Greenville have created a graphic promotion to encourage the Upstate Black community and others to remember to use their voice in the upcoming elections on November 3rd. The graphic which features members from all 11 chapters of the council, and uses the message "Talk is cheap; voting is free. Take it to the polls."

The council has focused recent efforts on Voter Education and Awareness this year by sponsoring five Debate Watch parties. Also, several member chapters conducted their own Voter Registration Drives throughout Greenville County.  Thank you to the council members and chapter presidents who participated in this promotion.

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