Two National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) organizations, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., showcased their new members in the Brown-Lupton University Union auditorium Sunday night.

Senior member of Kappa Alpha Psi Stanley Ford spoke on the importance of new members within black Greek Letter Organizations on predominately white campuses.

“We currently only have two members and after we graduate in May, our chapter on campus would have died,” Ford said. “New members are very essential in the continuation of our fraternity.”

New members from both organizations shared their excitement in joining the organizations.

Members of the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha
Members of the Kappa Lambda Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha.

“I feel amazing. I’m glad I could find people to create a family with,” said Erynn Reed, Alpha Kappa Alpha new member.

“I’m happy to be a part of something bigger than myself. It’s an extreme honor,” said Joe Standifer, Kappa Alpha Psi new member. “A lot of people don’t get to do something like this.”

Ford spoke on the importance of probates and also highlighted the impact the NPHC has on the lives of African American students.

“They create solidarity and unity amongst black students,” Ford said. “They foster bonds, create foundations and motivate black students to do their best.”

First-year student Jayla Johnson said she was excited to see the African American Greek community show support and continue a legacy.

“Seeing the support that the community gives makes it easier to know who has got your back,” Johnson said.

From Left to Right: Frank Jackson, Joe Standifer, Elijah Herring.
From left to right: Frank Jackson, Joe Standifer, Elijah Herring.

Both organizations welcomed three new members into their ranks.

The new members of Alpha Kappa Alpha include: Erynn Reed, the “Ace” club, Briyet Sigala, the “Deuce” club and Kayla Adams, the “Tre” club.

Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha performing their signature stroll.
Members of Alpha Kappa Alpha performed their signature stroll.



The new members of Kappa Alpha Psi include: Frank Jackson, the “Ace” club, Joe Standifer, the “Deuce” club and Elijah Herring, the “Tre” club.


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Ernest Dominick is a journalism major with a minor in general business. He is from Marksville, Louisiana but has been based in Dallas since 2006. He is currently serving as a reporter for Greek Life at TCU.