Fraternity brothers plan to welcome Durham students back to school with smiles and supplies

By Anthony Wilson / Thursday, August 25, 2022

Courtesy of ABC11

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) — We’ve shared many happy and inspirational back to school moments on ABC11, including the positive reinforcement provided when members of fraternities and sororities applaud students as they return for classes for the fall semester.

Men like Michael Page of the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity look forward to returning for the first day of school in Durham.

“All of the Greeks, the Divine Nine! It’s really critical that we continue to provide an image, a positive image,” said Page. “To continue to encourage young people as they enter their first day of school, seeing positive people who can really make a difference in their lives.”

Those men proudly wear clothing that displays their membership in Greek organizations that began at HBCUs, short for Historically Black Colleges and Universities, that could inspire secondary school students to pursue higher education.

“Believe it or not, those colors make a difference for them, those uniforms. Because they really want to know ‘what is that about, and how do I get involved?, It gives them a very positive image,” Page said.