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Divine Nine: A Collective Enhancing and Empowering African American Students and the Community


The National Pan-Hellenic Council, otherwise known as the Divine Nine, also referred to as “Black Greek Organizations,” has a rich history at the Ohio State University.  All nine organizations have been represented or founded at Ohio State, the first appearing in 1911. The purpose of the Divine Nine goes much further than simply fostering friendships amongst members.  Being a member requires a commitment to serve the community with a special focus on uplifting and amplifying the Black and Brown experience.  Born of exclusion, the Divine Nine has emerged as a powerful and unifying force whose importance to society transcends time.