Celebrating Divine Nine and HBCU Graduates to Close Out Black History Month
WCL commemorated the last day of Black History Month by honoring community members who are part of the Divine Nine or a Historically Black College
To close out Black History Month, the Washington College of Law celebrated students, faculty, and staff who are part of the Divine Nine and those who attended Historically Black colleges and universities.
The Divine Nine refers to the nine Black Greek Letter Organizations that make up the National Pan-Hellenic Council founded on the campus of Howard University on May 10, 1930. They include:
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity | Founded 1906, Cornell University
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority | Founded 1908, Howard University
Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity | Founded 1911, Indiana University
Omega Psi Phi Fraternity | Founded 1911, Howard University
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority | Founded 1913, Howard University
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity | Founded 1914, Howard University
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority | Founded 1920, Howard University
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority | Founded 1922, Butler University
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity | Founded 1963, Morgan State University
Each of these fraternities and sororities has a rich and extensive history. Cultural ties to one or more of these organizations can easily be found in many college-educated Black families in the United States.
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