National Pan-Hellenic Council
The National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. (NPHC) is a coalition of the nine (9) largest historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities, currently representing over 1.5 million members internationally. The organization boasts a diverse membership comprised of students, celebrities, corporate, political and community leaders. Its affiliate membership includes Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. The NPHC was organized on May 10, 1930 on the campus of Howard University. For over seventy-five (75) years, members of the constituent Greek-letter organizations of NPHC have convened to discuss and address issues of mutual concern. The collective social and economic power of the NPHC has been a major source of change for the African American community in America since its inception.
Joint Statement by the Mizzou Greek Councils
The three University of Missouri Greek councils, National PanHellenic Council, Panhellenic Association and Interfraternity Council, stand together in support of the Director of Greek Life, Janna Basler.
Janna started at the University in 2001 and since then she has made tremendous strides in creating a stronger, safer and more unified Greek Life at Mizzou. The leaders of these Greek councils attribute much of their success in sexual violence education, diversity training, leader development and unity between the councils to Janna’s leadership. She has aided, advocated for and defended marginalized students, particularly in Greek Life, ceaselessly on our campus. Her advocacy and support for her students has been unwavering for more than a decade.
We understand the importance of upholding students’ First Amendment rights and were disappointed in the video uploaded yesterday, but we do not feel as if her actions at that time were reflective of her intentions to support students.
Our hope is that students, Mizzou staff, and others following this story nationwide take into consideration her success in the position, her character and her unwavering support for her students. We trust that this University will hold her accountable for her actions while also considering the best interest of its students.