Write It! #4 - The Divine Nine





Today is February 4, 2017 and on December 4, 1906
the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity was founded at Cornell University. After the
founding of these fraternity 8 other fraternities and sororities were founded.
These organizations went on to be called The Divine Nine.

Founding Dates:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity - Founded December
4, 1906 at Cornell University
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority - Founded January
15, 1908 at Howard University
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity - Founded January
5, 1911 at Indiana University
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity - Founded November 17,
1911 at Howard University
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority - Founded January
13, 1913 at Howard University
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity - Founded January 9,
1914 at Howard University
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority - Founded January 16, 1920
at Howard University
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority - Founded November 12, 1922 at
Butler University
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity -  Founded September 19, 1963 at Morgan State
University


The Divine Nine and the National Pan-Hellenic
Council Explained:


There are nine historically Black Greek letter
organizations (BGLOs) that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council.
Collectively, these organizations are referred to as "The Divine
Nine." Each of these fraternities and sororities is rich in history - ties
to one or more of these organizations may be found in many college-educated
Black families in the United States. (from blackgreek.com)

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