From the Daily Barometer:
Oregon State University’s National Pan-Hellenic Council, consisting of nine fraternities and sororities commonly known as the Divine 9, hosted a series of awareness and community-oriented events this week as part of its annual Greek Week titled, “Old School Flava, New School Twists.”
The week’s events will conclude Saturday as members from these historically black Greek-letter fraternities and sororities compete in the biggest showdown of its kind on the West Coast.
Old school steps will meet new school twists on Saturday as the OSU Divine 9 compete in the 11th annual D9 Step Show. The event will take place at the LaSells Stewart Center beginning at 3:30 p.m., and pre-sale tickets can be purchased for $8 from Student Leadership and Involvement Services located in Snell Hall.
Tickets will also be on sale the day of the event for $10 each.
Teams will be performing routines under the theme “School Daze,” the 1988 musical-drama film directed by Spike Lee, with the goal of providing awareness of the black Greek fraternity and sorority system. Each group will compete by stepping a form of South African Boot Dance that is traditionally done in times of triumph, celebration and war.
A complimentary barbecue lunch will be served for attendees from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., and doors for the show will open immediately after.
The show will be hosted by the OSU Black Student Union, sponsored by Student Events and Activities Center and funded by Educational Activities.
For more information on this and other BSU events, visit oregonstate.edu/cfsl/nphc-divine-nine.