NPHC takes it to the yard Friday night

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Ashanti Thomas

Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. members stroll in the Meet The Greeks event on Friday evening.

Cam'ron Hardy, Campus Events Junior Editor

Meet the Greeks took place at 6:30 p.m. on Friday in the Library Quad by the Mellin Steps near the Doudna Fine Arts Center.

It is held annually, and the event allows multiple Greek organizations to showcase their talents and perform a stroll for the audience.  

A stroll is a dance that the fraternities and sororities perform to a song. 

The organizations that were present include:  

  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. 
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.
  • Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
  • Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.

All organizations are a part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, NPHC, which are Black fraternities and sororities of the council, which is popularly known as the Divine Nine (D9).  

Destiny Dye, a senior early childhood education major, was the host/emcee for Meet the Greek.  

Dye had a positive opinion on the event. 

“I think that [the audience] all came together and just had a good time, and we got to see all the [organizations],” Dye said. “I was very surprised at how many people were here.”

Dye also commented on the work she put in to get the event to come to life.  

“[My friend and I] came up with our own script and everything,” Dye said. “It just took practice, and you don’t want to mess anyone’s name up either, so it took a lot of rehearsing. You have to have confidence to be on the mic in front of a lot of strangers.”

Nile Hill, a senior business management major, is a member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. 

Prior to the event, Hill was very hopeful for the audience to enjoy the show. 

“I just hope to show [the audience] what the Alpha’s are all about,” Hill said. “Hopefully we put on a good performance and they like what they see and we get some people interested. I really just want people to know what we’re all about.”  

After the event, Hill had a positive opinion on his fraternity’s performance.

“I think we made a great impact, honestly,” Hill said. “I think people will look at us and see what we’re really about.”

Leon Lomax, a senior digital media technology major, is a member of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity. 

Lomax was nervous prior to his performance. 

“I’m a little nervous,” Lomax said. “This is actually my first Meet the Greeks. I’m out here with my brothers and they’re keeping me grounded, but it’s okay to be a little nervous”. 

During each fraternity and sororities’ performance, they all gave some history behind their organizations.  

Iota Phi Theta is the youngest member of the D-9, Lomax said.  

Asianna Martin, a senior public relations major, was in attendance tonight and came to support the different organizations. 

“One thing I do look forward to seeing is everybody coming together as one to showcase their fraternities and sororities and express the diversity on campus and make everybody feel closer,” Martin said.  

Alana McNeely, a senior human services program administration major, is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.  

McNeely comments on the increase of members after Meet the Greeks. 

“After they see our performance and see what we’re all about, we do have a large increase of interest that come into our sorority,” McNeely said.   

 At the end of the event, all of the fraternities and sororities strolled together, and the audience was able to come closer and record the different organizations. 

 

Cam’ron Hardy can be reached at 581-2812 or at [email protected]