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Annual Day of Fellowship promotes NPHC Awareness in the Upstate

posted Jan 31, 2016, 8:22 PM by Bobby Clark   [ updated Feb 20, 2016, 11:49 AM ]
Upstate NPHC Greek members should wear their Greek lapel pins on February 28
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Greenville, South Carolina - The National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Greater Greenville is again promoting Greek awareness in the Upstate of South Carolina with its annual “Day of Fellowship” on Sunday, February 28, 2016.

The council is asking all NPHC Greek members to wear their fraternity or sorority lapel pins to their local Church services on February 28th, and to make an announcement in the services about the Council and its eight member chapters, which make up the council in the Upstate Area. A sample church announcement (included below), along with brochures about the Council and a recording of the NPHC Greek Medley are available to churches to use on the Upstate Council website, (www.upstatescpan.org).


For those NPHC members looking for a church service in the area, then following churches are planning recognitions on February 28:


·      Poplar Springs Baptist Church in Simpsonville, SC, services start at 11 AM.

·      Israel Metropolitan CME Church in Greenville, SC, services start at 10 AM.

·      Pilgrim Rest Baptist Church in Greenville, SC, services start at 11 AM.

·      Rocky Creek Missionary Baptist Church, Simpsonville, SC at 10 AM.

·      Long Branch Baptist Church, Greenville, SC at 9:45 AM.

·      Tabernacle Baptist Church, Greenville, SC at 10:20 AM


After their services, NPHC members and their families can fellowship together at Liberty Tap Room, 941 South Main Street, Greenville, SC 29601 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  Greek members and their families can RSVP to the gathering at http://dayoffellowship2016.eventbrite.com by Saturday, February 27, 2016.


The National Pan Hellenic Council (www.nphc.org) is a national organization made up of the nine predominantly African-American Greek organizations for College men and women. The NPHC of Greater Greenville (www.upstatescpan.org ) is made up of eight local chapters of those nine organizations which include the following active members: Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.;  Epsilon Tau Omega and Pi Zeta Omega Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; the Greenville Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.; the Greenville Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.; Mu Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.; Eta Sigma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., and Epsilon Iota Zeta Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.

For more information please go to the Council website where you can view the Council’s event calendar and Chapter pages on each of the active members.


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Sample Announcement:


The local National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Greater Greenville is again promoting its annual Day of Fellowship between NPHC Greek members in the Greenville Area. All church members who are NPHC Greek members have been asked to wear their NPHC Lapel pins today at their local church services.


The National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC, www.nphc.org ) is a national organization made up of the nine predominately African-American Greek organizations for college men and women.  Some of the famous members of NPHC organizations including Martin Luther King. Jr., Jesse Jackson, Sr., George Washington Carver, Toni Morrison, Minnie Ripperton, Ralph Abernathy, Mary Mcleod Bethune, and Hattie McDaniels.


The NPHC of Greater Greenville (www.upstatescpan.org ) is made up of the ten local chapters of those nine organizations which include the following active members:


  • Gamma Gamma Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Epsilon Tau Omega and Pi Zeta Omega of Chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.;

  • Greenville Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.;

  • Greenville Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Mu Pi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.;

  • Eta Sigma Sigma Chapter of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. and

  • Epsilon Iota Zeta and Nu Delta Zeta Chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.


<Option 1: If you don’t plan to play the Greek Medley>:

Would the members of our local NPHC Chapters, please stand and be recognized.

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<Option 2: If you plan to play the Greek Medley>:

“Would the members of our local NPHC Chapters, please stand and be recognized, as your organization’s hymn is played”

<Greek Medley is 10 min in length, available for download on the Upstate NPHC website, www.upstatescpan.org>


For more information please go to the Council website where you can view the Council’s event calendar and download the current NPHC Brochure.