The plaza, which will be adjacent to the campus green space in the same area as the under-construction Academic Classroom and Laboratory Complex, will celebrate the nine member organizations of the Auburn NPHC known as the “Divine Nine”: Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority Inc. and Iota Phi Theta Fraternity Inc.
The plaza will include a wall with 10 commemorative markers – one for each of the NPHC organizations and a 10th to explain the history of Auburn’s Black Greek-letter organizations and to recognize the project’s supporters and donors. Trees representing each chapter will provide a backdrop to the wall, and the plaza will serve as an outdoor venue for informal gatherings and events.
“We’re proud that Auburn has taken this step to commemorate the achievements of the National Pan-Hellenic Council,” says Benard Goins, Greek Life coordinator. “This project will be a fitting tribute to these groups that have been an integral part of Auburn’s campus for more than 20 years.”
The NPHC Legacy Plaza is scheduled to be completed by 2022.