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Black History Month

Celebrating Black History Month

In celebration of Black History Month, Loyola highlights all student organizations that purposefully embody the rich history, legacy, and fortitude of the African American community. "If you have purpose in which you can believe, there's no end to the amount of things you can accomplish." - Marian Anderson

Delta Sigma Theta was founded on January 13, 1913, by twenty-two dynamic women at Howard University in Washington D.C. These students wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence and to provide assistance to those in need. In March of 1913, the Founders of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. performed their first public act. They participated in the Women's Suffrage March in Washington, D.C. Soon enough, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. was incorporated in 1930, and the Nu Mu Citywide Chapter was chartered on February 26, 1977, on the campuses of Loyola University, Tulane University, and Dominican College. Now Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. celebrates annual Delta Week April 19-25 and will be part of the 2020 Vision, the National Pan Hellenic Council Relay Race, and a Yardshow this February.

Executive Board, Graduation Years, and Advisor:
Kaila Anthony (2020)–President
Catherine Novella (2020)–First Vice President
Ayanna Baker (2020)–Second Vice President
Troi McClure (2020)–Treasurer
Caroline Taylor (2021)–Audit Chair
Alexandra Elam (2020)–Secretary
Soror Mondy and Soror Watts–Advisors

Contact Information:
Instagram: @numu_dst

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for African American Men. It was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York on December 4th, 1906. The founding members and early leaders of the Fraternity succeeded in laying a firm foundation for Alpha Phi. The Rho Epsilon Chapter was chartered at Loyola University New Orleans on November 10, 1988 by Christopher Parker, George Chaney Jr., Elmore Washington, Christopher Haydel, Garth Monthague, Victor Cenales, and Tomerio Harris. On March 10th, 1996, The Chapter was re-chartered by Garrick Spears, Ansel Augustine, T.Phillip Washington, Roman Manney, and Joshua Moore. The Rho Epsilon Chapter prides itself in having brothers holding leadership positions in Mission and Ministry, Residential Life, Greek Life, Student Government, the Black Student Union, etc. The Rho Epsilon Chapter will continue to move ONWARD AND UPWARD TOWARDS THE LIGHT so that we may truly be servants of ALL.

Executive Board Members (Graduation Years)
Jordan Lassiter, President (2020)
Brandon Vincent, Vice President (2021)
Freedom Richardson, Secretary (2021)
Zontré City, Treasurer (2021)
Julien-Francis Josiah, Historian (2020)
Dylan Penny, Advisor

Events and Dates:
Yard Show (February 13th, 2020)
New Black Vanguard (March 19th, 2020)
Project Alpha (April 16th, 2020)

Contact Information:
Social Media:
Instagram: @rhoepsilonalphas

As a sisterhood, our goal is to equip each woman with the essential resources for navigating life beyond the classroom. With the understanding that we are not alone, L.O.V.E. aims to cultivate leaders of tomorrow through the guidance of one another. Our biggest goal is to educate the mind, ignite the fire, spark the passion, and illuminate the world.

I am LOVE. I have a vision for myself and a vision for my life. It is a vision anchored in love, propelled by integrity and advanced by faith. I am committed to learning how I can improve all aspects of myself so that I will be the best me I can be.

L.O.V.E annually participates in First Look Presentation, Class Inductions, and Senior Send-off. This February, L.O.V.E will be holding their First Look Presentation as well as Hoodies for Trayvon.

Executive Board Members (Graduation Years)
Crystal Thomas (May 2021), President
Kamyia Hardaway (May 2021), Treasurer
Nyla Moore (May 2021), Secretary
Cheyenne Williams (May 2021), Event Coordinator
Asia Hentkowski (May 2022), Vice President
Nyla Jacobs (May 2022), Director of Marketing
Advisor Name: Stacy Lewis-Goins

Contact Information:
Social Media:
Instagram: @love_loyno

The purpose of the United Brothers Association is to promote the academic, mental, and social well-being of men of color at Loyola University New Orleans as well as the overall health and wellness of the Loyola and New Orleans community.

Executive members, positions, and graduation years:
Darell Honora Jr, President, May 2022
Ryan Nichols, Vice President, May 2022
Joel Henderson, Vice President of Finance and Secretary, May 2022
Darrius Rubin, Member-at-Large, May 2022
RoSha’e Gibson, Member-at-Large, May 2020
Sloan Brignac, MLC representative, May 2021
Kahlon Davis, MLC representative, May 2021
Stacy Lewis-Goins, Adviser

Annual Events:
Rites of Passage
Trap N Paint
Splash Bash

February Upcoming Events:
Hoodies for Trayvon Feb 6th @12:30
Barbershop Talk Feb 17th @ 6pm

Contact Information:
Social Media:
Instagram: @uba_loyno

The Black Student Union is one of the largest organizations on Loyola's campus. It holds steady to its principles of building diversity, assisting the student body, and providing engaging activities for its members. Established in 1969, the Black Student Union is dedicated to the founding principles of education, social betterment, and service. The Black Student Union serves to acknowledge all races on campus.

Executive Board:
President- Praise Tillman ( 2021)
Vice President- Brionna Adama (2021)
Advisor- JaQuille Collins (Associate Director in Student Life and Ministry)
Secretary and Treasurer- Destiny Martin (2020)
Director of Programming- Deon Wilson (2022)
Social Media Chair- Carrie Smith (2022)
Programming Committee- Zyon Barbosa (2021), Crystal Thomas (2021)

Contact Information:
Social Media:
Instagram: @bsuloyno
Twitter: @bsuloyno
Facebook: Loyola’s Black Student Union

Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. (ΚΑΨ) is a historically African-American collegiate Greek-letter fraternity. Since the fraternity's founding on January 5, 1911, at Indiana University Bloomington, the fraternity has never limited membership based on color, creed or national origin. The fraternity has over 160,000 members with 721 undergraduate and alumni chapters in every state of the United States, and international chapters in the United Kingdom, Germany, South Korea, Japan, United States Virgin Islands, Nigeria, South Africa, and The Bahamas. The “Outlawed” Omicron Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity was chartered April 1st, 2005 on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans.

Executive Board Members:
RoSha’e Gibson (2020) - Polemarch
Sloan Brignac (2021) - Vice Polemarch
JJ Marshall - Adviser

Annual Events:
Hugs and Kisses - Feb. 14
G.L.A.D. - Feb. 23
Kappa Week - Mar. 30 - April 3

Contact Information:
Social Media:
Instagram: @oupnupes
Twitter: @OmiKronN
Facebook: Omicron Upsilon Nupes

Currently Loyno has (5) NPHC organizations on campus include the following: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. How to Join an NPHC fraternity or sorority: Each NPHC fraternity and sorority brings in new members at various times of the year through a process called Membership Intake. All organizations governed by the National Pan- Hellenic Council have different requirements for membership. These organizations are permitted to conduct intake based on the chapters schedule and/ or their need for expansion. Some organizations conduct intake each semester; others do so only once a year. When organizations are looking to conduct Membership Intake, many of them will host an informational meeting in which the criteria for membership is explained. These are usually published via flyers on campus. NPHC will host a general information session about all of its organizations for students who have questions or are unsure about the intake process. This event is called Meet the Greeks and is held in the fall semester. Requirements to Join an NPHC organization: Typically, a student must obtain a collegiate GPA of 2.5 or higher, community service experience, and involvement in clubs or community activities. Nevertheless, each NPHC organization has its own requirements set by their (inter)national organization and the Loyno chapter. Please contact the Loyno chapter that you are interested in for more information.

Board Members:
President: Catherine Novella 2020
1st Vice President: Kaila Anthony 2020
2nd Vice President: Michaela Jones 2021
Treasurer Lyndsey Murray 2020
Publicity Chair: Troi McClure 2020

Upcoming Events:
March: NPHC Week

Contact Information: Social Media:
Instagram: loyno_nphc

The mission of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”

The Insatiable Iota Omicron Citywide Chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. serves Loyola and Tulane Universities, Holy Cross College, as well as the New Orleans community.

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The National Association of Black Journalists is an organization of journalists, students, and media professionals of color. The organization exposes students to networking opportunities, scholarships, internships, jobs, and more.

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Black Law Student Association (BLSA), A.P. Tureaud Chapter, established in 1969, is geared to recruiting and maintaining the enrollment of black students in the College of Law. Members of the organization recruit black students from colleges and universities throughout the region. Tutorial services are also offered to help maintain the enrollment level of black students. The society, open to all interested law students, maintains contact with related national organizations and other law schools throughout the country that support similar programs.

Swing Phi Swing Social Fellowship, Inc.® was founded at Winston-Salem State University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, at the conclusion of the Civil Rights Movement and the burgeoning of the Black Power Movement. Twelve African-American women - proud, innovative, and determined - with the help of their brother organization Groove Phi Groove, founded Swing Phi Swing on Friday, April 4, 1969 which was the one-year anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  At a time of social unrest, these twelve young women created an organization that would honor the trailblazers of the Civil Rights Movement and their legacy. Today, Swing Phi Swing has over 50 active graduate and undergraduate chapters throughout the United States.

The Nguvu Katika Mwanzo Mpya Chapter was chartered on October 1st, 2019, on the campus of Loyola University New Orleans by Sister Catherine Silver. 

Executive Board, Graduation Years, and Advisor:
Capria Canady (2020)–President
Catherine Silver (2022)– Vice President – Graduate Student
Kayla Wilburn (2020)–Treasurer

Sister Ophelia Williams, Brother, Lovell Cooper, Stacy Lewis-Goins–Advisors

Contact Information:
Instagram: @crescentcityswings