NPHC organizations host informational

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The National Pan-Hellenic Council at ULM, abbreviated NPHC, held an “Informational” Tuesday for all prospective members.

Business attire was required for the meeting by all attendees.

NPHC is the council that oversees the “Divine 9.” ULM has eight of the nine historically African-American greek organizations on campus.

The event introduced potential members to each NPHC fraternity and sorority. All member organizations present had tables set up to discuss their organizations to prospective members.

Jalen St. Romain, a senior kinesiology major and NPHC president, ran the meeting and helped greet all attendees.

“Students who are interested in becoming members of organizations of the NPHC came out to the informational to get a one on one, in-depth, understanding of each fraternity and sorority we have to offer here at ULM,” St. Romain said.

The meeting according to St. Romain was heavily focused on the business aspect of each organization, but the history of each organization was also highlighted.

“Students learn the history of the organizations and also the chapter’s history as well. Students came in business attire because this informational was the business aspect of the organization,” St. Romain said.

The Eta Pi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Incorporated, was among the eight organizations present at the informational. Their chapter president, Brian Jenkins, a senior biology major, made a point to address everybody who walked by his chapter’s table and share a little of what he thought made his organization and chapter what they are today.

Jenkins went on to address the importance of NPHC on campus.

“A strong NPHC attracts students from all over which boosts enrollment, involvement, and it makes the university better as a whole,” Jenkins said.

He also said the event helped battle stereotypes associated with NPHC.

“I feel that the event went well, and the students learned more about each organization on campus, and I believe they learned that we do more than just stroll,” Jenkins added.

The event was followed by another event entitled “Greek 101” which was mandatory for everyone interested in becoming a part of a NPHC fraternity or sorority.