Pique Your Interests, Peak Your Membership

It’s fair to say, we all know the nervousness of going on a job interview or the anxiety of showing up to a family function when we know only one person. Trying to join a fraternity or sorority is sort of a combination of both of those situations.

If you’re an aspiriant, you always hear the same ol, same ol rules about how to express your interest to the organization you wish to join. Be discrete. Do your research. Watch your GPA. Come to the events. While all of these to-dos are important, there are other factors to take into consideration before pledge your loyalty to a particular fraternity or sorority. Trying to get in can be a little intimidating, I’m not even going to lie. BUT, intimidation is only a state of mind.

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Real Sisterhood: Ode to the 2015 Emmys

If you are a black woman who watched the 2015 Emmy’s, I’m sure you are in heaven today! If you’re not, well…maybe this post will rub off on you! It was an INCREDIBLE night for Black Girls who rock in all of their talented, inspiring and melanated glory:

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Greeks Who Run the IG: Part 2

Since I was a child, I have always been the “eccentric, creative one.” According to my recollection,  my little sister has always been the “smart one”. Probably because she learned from my stupid mistakes, but I digress. Anywho, I’ve always naturally gravitated towards the arts. Dancing, drawing, painting, singing, writing, anything you can think of in the term of arts, I’ve probably done it. What I admire about fellow artists who pursue artistry full-time is their will to debunk the naysayers and their perception of an ideal career. So many times, creatives are told “Soooo you can’t really do anything with that. You need to pick a ‘practical’ job”. I love how artists tend to create their own variation of practical in society. As a great man once said ” This is my canvas. I’ma paint it how I want it baby, oh I.” Practicality is all a matter of perspective. Artist manipulate the common perspective into a beautiful version of their own that everyone can still tend to relate to. They’re narrative creators.

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Alright Fam! Time is ticking and we’re getting closer and closer to the Homecoming festivities (insert happy dance here.) You know what that means? People are running around in a frenzy trying to get everything together. In our last installment, NPHC’s Guide to Homecoming, we tried help you mitigate the craziness by offering tips on planning, resources for gathering alumni information, communication with past and current chapter members, and gift ideas.

This week, we’re going to focus on the most important part of Homecoming: Fellowship. As I stated last week, this is the perfect opportunity to network, strengthen bonds and create unique spaces of conversation that we’d probably wouldn’t have if we were separated.

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NPHC’s Guide to Homecoming, Part 1

One of my favorite times of the year is soon approaching. Not Thanksgiving. Not Christmas. I’m talking about Homecoming. YES! Homecoming! Just picture it:

If you’re anything like me, you can’t wait to see the new developments on campus, catch up with old friends from freshman year and make your way to the livest tailgating tent around (which conveniently happens to belong to your organization). The tantalizing scent of fresh hamburger patties fills the air and intertwines with the sound of Old Heads laughing about the good ol’ days. Play by plays of the football game compete with Greek chants as everyone takes their place in the strolling circle. With a sea of matching shirts and hand signs to match, people are snapping photos left and right. I mean, Homecoming is THE epitome of a great time and I love every second of it.

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