NPHC organizations provide service for Black students at Elon University

By Kymani Jackson | 2/23/24

Kymani Jackson | Elon News Network / Members from Kappa Alpha Psi, Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Kappa Alpha handing out roses for Valentine’s Day 2024.

National PanHellenic Council helps students find place of belonging on campus

While they are their own individual organizations, they work together on some events to build community. Adams said the support NPHC organizations provide the Elon community, especially the Black community, is crucial.

“I think NPHC collectively provides a space for Black students to come and learn more about culture, and everyone in NPHC prides themselves on service and uplifting one another,” Adams said.

The greek organizations at Elon focus on service in the Alamance County community. In the past, they have orchestrated drives for clothes, school supplies, food, and feminine products, as well as events to help community members with voter registration and writing to Congress.

Senior Ja’Dun Michael, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc, said he saw how his mentors and people he admired who belonged to Kappa Alpha Psi carried themselves and knew that it was the organization for him. 

“One of my mentors is a member of the frat. I saw the way he and others I’d met carried themselves and treated others,” Michael said. “It was consistent amongst each member, which essentially influenced me.”