How to engage with NPHC plots

How to engage with NPHC plots

Raquel Upson, Correspondent

Students should be informed on how to treat NPHC park at GS.

What’s new: The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC), an organization of historically Black Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities, have structures located in front of Lake Wells, next to Carruth building.

  • Two signs are located, one on each end of the park, that state both the park’s significance and how it should properly be engaged with.
  • Those who aren’t members of the NPHC are recommended not to sit on the historical structures.
  • Elijah Phillips, president of Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, said the plots are more than just a concrete slab. “Most people don’t understand what they signify,” said Phillips. “When they sit on them, I don’t think they do it as disrespect.”
  • Phillips said the NPHC was created because black students were not allowed to join white fraternities and sororities. The plots signify history and are a representation of how black individuals had to overcome adversity.

Why it matters: It’s important that GS students respect historical monuments and structures on campus.