UTM’s National Pan-Hellenic Council held a week full of events to expose the campus to the history and culture of the Divine nine organizations and to show Greek unity amongst the organizations.
The week kicked off Sunday night when the Greeks affiliated with NPHC gathered together on the patio to “walk the yard”. During this time each sorority and fraternity recited chants that express their love and gratitude for their organization.
The following days included a ‘Sex, Love, and Drugs’ forum, community service and a meet & greet. These days allowed the campus the opportunity to get together and have fun and relax with finals right around the corner.
“The purpose of NPHC Week is to bring all of the NPHC organizations together as one and implement events for the students to come and be inspired. It is our duty to convey unity to the campus, so that we all may rise together as a minority. Greeks are the leaders of the African American community on campus, and it is up to us to support, encourage, inspire, and change lives of one another,” said Jamese’ Coleman, NPHC President and Zeta Phi Beta member.
On Thursday and Friday NPHC showcased their talents at their Greek Stroll-off competition and NPHC yard show. The two events mixed music, dance, and uniqueness of each of their organizations.
“There are times for friendly competition amongst us, but it’s not personal and we all have the mission to give back, especially to our campus and the community we are located in. NPHC week is our opportunity to do just that,” said senior Animal Science major and Delta Sigma Theta member, Crystal Roach.
NPHC week is a part of the divine nine organizations annual history here on the UTM campus.
“I think we did an amazing job with NPHC Week and I hope the students had just as much fun as we did. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported us! There is no strength without unity,” said Coleman.