Black Greek Letter Organizations

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Day Clothes exists in a society similar to those of the "Divine Nine" organizations.

Black Greek Letter Organizations, or BGLOs, are traditionally black fraternities and sororities. Today there are many black GLOs, but there are nine specific ones that belong to the National Pen-Hellenic Council (NPHC), which is an umbrella organization that was founded at Howard University in 1930. These nine BGLOs, five fraternities and four sororities, are commonly referred to as the "Divine Nine" due to their historical legacy and continued relevance. Since the beginning of the 20th century, many college-educated black families have had ties to these organizations.

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The mission of the NPHC: "The purpose of the NPHC shall be to foster cooperative actions of its members in dealing with matters of mutual concern. To this end, the NPHC promotes the well-being of its affiliate fraternities and sororities, facilitates the establishment and development of local councils of the NPHC and provides leadership training for its constituents."

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