NPHC Greeks will now have a rallying point on the Troy Campus with the dedication of a plaza in their honor.

NPHC Plaza will be dedicated Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.
NPHC Plaza will be dedicated Saturday, Sept. 10, 2022.

The National Pan-Hellenic Council Plaza, to be dedicated at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 10, recognizes and honors the eight historically African American Greek-letter organizations of the NPHC that are active at Troy University.

“The plaza helps bring recognition of a minority-side of campus to the forefront,” said Sadaris Williams, Assistant Director of Student Involvement and Leadership and NPHC advisor. “It will help with recruiting in that prospective students will know that Troy University does have these organizations and that they do matter to the University community.”

Williams said the plans to develop an area on campus highlighting the organizations was first hatched in 2016, but that fundraising for the creation of the plaza began in earnest in 2020. Located between Trojan Arena and Veterans Memorial Stadium, the concept was championed by the late Lamar P. Higgins, a member of the University’s Board of Trustees and the university’s first African American Student Government Association president. 

“Mr. Higgins understood the importance of such a place on campus. He recognized how important it would be to our campus culture,” he said. “He and Chancellor Hawkins could see how such an area could impact not only current and future students, but alumni and friends of the University.”