By Valencia Williams
Press & Publicity Coordinator
Summer semester has vanished, and the fall semester is fast approaching as the National Pan Hellenic Council (NPHC) rallies its Valdosta State colleagues for NPHC Week 2011. Numerous events are set up for students to get involved in and be informed about the our black fraternities and sororities on the campus. Certain events include: the NPHC Back to School Cookout, complete with food and music,as an opportunity for the Divine Nine Black Greek fraternities and Sororities to answer questions of prospective pledges and interested students. The event following the cookout is The Truth Behind the Secrecy, a forum led by a national speaker, explaining the importance of discretion concerning intake and chapter business, and the false rumor about worshiping other gods. Similar to the forum is the informational meeting for additional facts as well as a Q and A session. The new movie release, Jumping The Broom will be shown by NPHC in conjunction with VSU NAACP as a social event for students to mingle with different Greek organizations and meet new people while enjoying a great movie! Last but not least, the NPHC Greek Week Yard Show will go out with a bang with chants, stepping, and strolling on Friday.
NPHC president, Michael Gibson, is excited about the week and events!
“I honestly believe it is a great thing for different organizations to unite to collaborate events for the enjoyment of students on and off campus. Although we are different fraternities and sororities, we are all founded on the same principles, therefore we are very similar because we have the same goals.”
The events for the week are below:
Monday 08/15/2011. 5:00pm-7:00pm. Langdale/Georgia Courtyard. The NPHC is providing free food and music to the entire campus. Each of the Diving Nine Black Greek Fraternities and Sororities will be in attendance and ready to answer any type of questions that students may have. Come out and have a great time.
The Truth Behind the Secrecy
Tuesday 08/16/2011 7:30pm-9:00pm. Student Union Ballroom A,B,&C.This will be an open forum to the entire campus. Some of topics being discussed will be discretion-why Greeks must be discreet about intake and chapter business, the untrue rumor about worshiping other gods, and contrary to popular beliefs-positive experiences members have gained by going greek. There will be a national speaker who will discuss these topics and more.
NPHC Informational Meeting
Wednesday 08/17/2011 7:00pm-9:00pm. Student Union Ballroom A,B,&C.This event is to supply information to all students about fraternities and sororities that are members of the National Pan-Hellenic Council. This event will also include an question/answer session.
NPHC & NAACP Movie Night
Thursday 08/18/2011. 7:00pm-9:00pm. Jennett Lecture Hall Room 1111. NPHC and NAACP is hosting a movie night for the entire campus. This is a great opportunity to mingle with members of different Greek organizations as well as meet new people.
Friday 08/19/2011. 6:00pm-8:00pm. Pedestrian Mall.Come out and see Greek organizations perform for the campus. Chants,stepping, and strolling will be going on so you do not want to miss this great event.