Black Greeks Maintain A Lasting Legacy Of Excellence

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Brooke Brown
January 15, 2020

PRIDE: Members of the nine fraternities and sororities that make up the National Pan Hellenic Council (Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, Sigma Gamma Rho, and Iota Phi Theta) won’t EVER let you forget their devotion to upholding the legacies set in motion by their respective founders. 

Their loyalty and pride show up in their passion for sporting the most ordinary articles of clothing in their signature colors, lettered lanyards, and the easily spotted license plate fixture.

SCHOLARSHIP: Since all Black Greeks must first gain acceptance into college before applying for membership, the tenant of scholarship is consistently emphasized. 

Some of the most brilliant Black professionals you know are, by no surprise, also Black Greeks.

COMMUNITY SERVICE: Pledging involves a sense of duty to serve one’s community. Black Greeks across the world rise on Saturday morning to help feed the homeless, remove litter from roadsides, mentor young people, and raise money for causes.

LEADERSHIP: Throughout the rigorous pledge class selection process, Black Greeks prove they are respected leaders on campus. 

Once school ends, however, Black Greeks use these lifelong bonds and experiences to lead schools, businesses, families, faith communities, and teams to victory.

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