TROY, Ala. (TROJANVISION) — TROY’s National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) and its organizations now have an official space to call their own.
Saturday morning members of TROY’s historically African-American Greek letter organizations and university leaders met atop the north side of the campus to dedicate a space meant to honor Troy’s Black Greek organizations.
“It makes me kind of emotional,” said NPHC President Joy Isom. “Each and every single one of us works so hard. The community service and all the different activities that we do, countless nights, early mornings. To be able to come to campus and just see a spot that just represents us.”
With the new space comes expectations of pride and respect—expectations Chancellor Dr. Jack Hawkins says will be required.
“This is a reverent place and we want our Greeks to recognize that when they come to this place,” Hawkins said. “We want them to be respectful of their heritage. We want them to represent the best of good citizenship.”
Representation plays a big part in the newly-dedicated plaza, especially for current and future NPHC members.
“The representation is huge,” Isom told TrojanVision. “Especially for others already graduated and for others to come. Even though you know we all have different organizations we all represent similar morals. It gives us the place you know for the D9 organizations to be able to come.”
Visitors can expect to see markers for Omega Psi Phi, Phi Beta Sigma, Iota Phi Theta, Kappa Alpha Psi, Alpha Phi Alpha, Sigma Gamma Rho, Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, and Zeta Phi Beta.
More information about the plaza and its features can be found here.