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NPHC Plots & Garden

Where are the Plots and Garden located?

The NPHC Plots & Garden is located in the quad area between Roess Dining Hall, the Administration Building, I.G. Greer and the Steam Plant on Appalachian’s campus.

What are plots?

Like many black Greek letter organization traditions, the development of plots can be traced to the days of slavery. In the months following the end of the Civil War, confiscated Confederate land was divided into 40-acre plots for homestead development. The Divine Nine constructs plots to symbolically and physically represent each organization's presence on campus and to give alumni and current members a location for reflection and celebration.

The creation of plots for NPHC organizations was initiated by the Student Government Association Senate in 2007 with the passage of Senate Bill (SB) 040-024.

Appalachian’s NPHC Plots and Garden will create a positive environment for NPHC organizations to unite in efforts to promote their fraternities and sororities while educating students about the history of these diverse organizations.

What is NPHC?

National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) is a collaborative organization made up of the nine black greek letter organizations.

Who are the Divine Nine?

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Cornell University in 1906
Pi Nu Chapter | Chartered in January 17, 1985

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Founded at Howard University in 1908
Omicron Kappa Chapter | Chartered in December 11, 1987

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Indiana University in 1911
Mu Upsilon Chapter | Chartered in November 18, 1983

Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Howard University in 1911
Psi Mu Chapter | Chartered in April 7, 1984

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Founded at Howard University in 1913
Rho Theta Chapter | Chartered in May 6, 1991

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Howard University in 1914
Alpha Alpha Rho Chapter | Chartered in May 1, 1992

Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
Founded at Howard University in 1920
Mu Omicron Chapter | Chartered in May 7, 1993

Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Founded at Butler University in 1922
Not chartered on campus

Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
Founded at Morgan State University in 1963
Not chartered on campus