This artist’s rendering shows UT Martin’s new NPHC Greek Garden at Unity Circle.

UT Martin to host NPHC Greek Garden dedication Nov. 2

The University of Tennessee at Martin will officially dedicate the new National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Garden at Unity Circle at 11:30 a.m., Nov. 2, north of Clement Hall on the UT Martin main campus.

The new garden features individual plaques with information on the founding and purpose of each of the NPHC chapters. This tribute was created to honor the “Divine Nine” traditionally African-American fraternities and sororities, all of which are represented at UT Martin.

“The University of Tennessee at Martin welcomed its first black Greek-letter organization way back in 1970 with the arrival of Delta Sigma Theta. Many more would follow, and collectively they would leave a legacy that continues to impact our campus and community even to this very day,” said John Abel, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs, said during the groundbreaking ceremony in April.

The nine National Pan-Hellenic Council organizations represented at UT Martin are Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Phi Sorority Inc. and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.

The public is invited to attend this ceremony as part of homecoming festivities.

For more information, contact the UT Martin Office of Student Life and Multicultural Affairs at 731-881-7525


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