Derrick Tillman-Kelly Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Our Purpose Today Gain brief understanding of the multiple facets of NPHC Membership; Examine current practices and interactions; Determine how to move beyond collaborations of just the superficial, social nature.
Presentation Overview Presenter’s Background NPHC in a Historical Context Present-day NPHC Locally & Nationally Current Interactions Creating Authentic Connections Where from Here? My Challenge to You
Your Presenter Fall 2K7 Initiate Illinois Wesleyan University ’09 Indiana University ’11 Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Think About Your Experience with NPHC Organizations
NPHC Historically Composed of Nine International Greek-Letter fraternities and sororities May 10, 1930 at Howard University “Unanimity of thought and action as far as possible in the conduct of Greek letter collegiate fraternities and sororities, and to consider problems of mutual interest to its member organizations.”
NPHC Historically Post World War I Major research institutions/grad chapters Post World War II NPHC Chapters proliferated southern HBCUs Redefinition of Afr. Am. traditions/cultures Post Civil Rights Act of 1964 Movement onto PWIs
History becomes Present-day NPHC Nationally… NPHC Locally…
So… It’s time to share!
Authentically Connecting While NPHC affiliate organizations recognize the social aspect of Greek college life, the primary purpose and focus of member organizations remains community awareness and action through educational, economic, and cultural service activities.
Authentically Connecting Be open and honest Acknowledge social aspects (Step, Stroll, etc.) Look for organizational commonality Have conversations about respective organizations
Where do we go from here? Your ideas…
My Challenge to You Now that you… Understand NPHC better Know of the Current Climate Have suggestions in hand Can you agree to work to authentically connect?
Thank you! Derrick Tillman-KellyIndiana University-Purdue University Indianapolisdtillman@indiana.edu
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