Belmont University has five nationally recognized sororities. Four of our sororities are members of the National Panhellenic Conference (NPC) umbrella group:
One of our sororities is a member of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) umbrella organization:
These groups are listed separately as they come from very different historical contexts and have different cultures associated with them. NPHC organizations are culturally-based (historically African American) organizations.
Though NPHC has a different historical context, Delta Sigma Theta does not discriminate based on race for membership – there are no racial or ethnic qualifications for membership for any NPHC group. Delta Sigma Theta Inc. participates in a very different recruitment system than the four other NPC groups. See How Do I Join? for details.
Each of these organizations exist under an umbrella organization (governing council) at Belmont called the Panhellenic Association.