Community-focused events highlight Unity Week

By Timothy Alston

Lincoln University’s Greek and Social Fellowship Council hosted its annual unity week entitled Unity Pride, which featured a variety of events for members of Greek and Social Fellowship organizations and the larger campus community.

The first event, held in Student Union Building in the multi-purpose room, was The Mis-Education of the Black Greek, was hosted by attorney Rasheed Ali Cromwell.

Cromwell, who is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., broke stereotypes and myths that some have about sororities and fraternities.

Shawn Moore, director of Greek and Social Fellowship activities at Lincoln University, felt this was a vital part of the week.

“Students in general, Greek and non-Greek, need to know the importance of these organizations and if they don’t change the way they work, many of these organizations could possibly die out,” said Moore.

Stressing the importance of scholarship, brotherhood/sisterhood, and service to our communities, Cromwell said many organizations have lost focus of what they were originally found upon and instead are more worried about the social aspect of being a member of one of these organizations.

Friday was the Mr. and Miss Unity Pageant also held in the Student Union Building multi-purpose room.

The night ended with Charles Green, member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. and Jacqueline Ferguson of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. as the new Mr. and Miss Unity for the 2013/14 academic school year.

Saturday, although chilly, was the Unity Day Cookout.

All the organizations gathered on their plots and cooked out as well as enjoying the fellowship with each other and the rest of the campus. The week ended with the unity party hosted by the Greek and Social Fellowship in the SUB multi-purpose room.

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