NPHC SHAKES UP THE BEAT

The National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) of Greek Life recently hosted its annual Tiger Stomp step show, where culture was brought to life through a variety of intricate steps and exciting dance moves.

The show took place on Sept. 27 at the Beard-Eaves Memorial Coliseum in front of more than 800 people. Seven organizations performed, including organizations from Auburn and from surrounding areas.

The show is performance-based, with each team given 13 minutes to perform. In first place was Delta Sigma Theta, performing a themed dance from the movie “Us.” In second place was Iota Phi Theta, performing a themed dance from the movie “Life.” In third place was Alpha Phi Alpha, performing a dance with a “Dragon Ball Z” theme.

Greek Life Coordinator and NPHC Advisor Benard Goins said he was impressed with the turnout and enthusiasm for the step show.

“I think the event went very well,” he says. “The venue made a difference as far as capacity, and the event overall was a great way to highlight the NPHC community.”

Another development within NPHC is the upcoming construction of the NPHC Legacy Plaza, a project that has been in the works for many years.

The NPHC Legacy Plaza will celebrate the past, present and future of Black Greek-Letter Organizations on Auburn’s campus. The goal is to provide space on campus that commemorates African American culture at Auburn University and cultivates a spirit of inclusion and diversity for all minority students as a whole.

As advisor to NPHC, Goins has been involved with much of the planning of the project, from developing a vision for the plaza with NPHC students to launching web content. He says he is excited about the project and looks forward to NPHC students having a place to call their own.

“It has been a group effort with support from across the Auburn community,” says Goins. “I am looking forward the community recognizing NPHC’s impact on campus. I think it’s going to be a fantastic project.”

Construction of the plaza is set to begin in 2022. For more information about the step show or the Legacy Plaza project, please contact Goins at btg0016@auburn.edu.

 

Last modified: 10/30/2019