Greek-letter organizations showcase Spring 2018 neophytes

The Spring 2018 line of the Delta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was  officially unveiled on March 31, 2018. Photo by William Stitt
The Spring 2018 line of the Delta Alpha chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was officially unveiled on March 31, 2018. Photo by William Stitt

Masks, chants, and unity are some of the things that people look forward to when they attend a probate show at Bethune-Cookman University and this year's event on March 27 was no exception.

Five organizations took part in the event that in the Performing Arts Center. Afterward, the celebrations spilled over into the Quad.

The show featured four organizations that are part of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, often referred to as the Divine Nine, represented on campus welcomed new members or neophytes. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. inducted 16 people in the Delta Beta chapter while Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity welcomed 31 new members into the Gamma Theta chapter and Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. welcomed seven into it Beta Upsilon chapter.

"I feel like I'm finally here! I waited so long and now I'm finally here," said Eneceo Doe, who became a Kappa.

Likewise, the campus chapters of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. also have increased their ranks. The ladies of Sigma Gamma Rho showcased 15 new members of the Beta Eta chapter at the PAC.

Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity inducted new members during  Spring probate ceremony. Photo by William Stitt
Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity inducted new members during Spring probate ceremony. Photo by William Stitt

The Deltas, meanwhile, inducted 40 women March 30 into Delta Alpha chapter during a separate event.

Two other campus organizations who are a part of the Service Professional Organization Advisory Council, often referred to as SPOAC, Gamma Phi Delta and Tau Beta Sigma also have welcomed new members recently. Gamma Phi Delta Sorority welcomed one more member during the PAC showcase. While not a part of the PAC program, it is worth noting that Tau Beta Sigma welcomed six members this spring.

"While coming into an organization with so much history, I felt nervous but ready to be a part of something bigger than me," said Asja Jackson, who pledged Sigma Gamma Rho." "I thought that I would freeze when I got on stage, hearing the crowd's excitement gave me a boost. Going out there and coming out to the school was great. I was ready for them to get a glimpse of the women we had become."

By Asia Crawford