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The Greeks: Ebony & Ivory Week

The National Pan Hellenic Council is comprised of eight chapters: Alpha Phi Alpha, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Kappa Alpha Psi, Omega Psi Phi, Delta Sigma Theta, Phi Beta Sigma, Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho.

The brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. started a tradition 25 years ago called Ebony & Ivory Week, and they have continued to make this tradition a successful annual event. One of the main goals of Ebony and Ivory Week is to bring together the Penn State Community through holding a week worth of programs from Monday to Thursday, in addition to a social event at the end of the week.

They attempt to address issues related to race and bringing people of all colors together to celebrate being different and what we can learn from our differences. Alpha Phi Alpha is at the forefront in building the bridge between NPHC and the rest of the Greek community along with getting the Penn State community involved in promoting race relations.

Since the Greek community is highly regarded on this campus they use this to their advantage to diffuse the boundaries of color and work towards a better tomorrow for those in the present and our future offspring.

This year, Alpha Phi Alpha has teamed up with Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Delta Sigma Iota Fraternity, Chi Upsilon Sigma Sorority, and Delta Zeta Sorority to make Ebony and Ivory week a great success.

It will be held from March 31 – April 3 for a couple of hours each day. More information on the times of each day will come soon!!

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