Ferris students were enthusiastic to see the performances that were a part of the Black Greek Council’s annual marchdown.
Approximately 200 students gathered to watch members of the Black Greek Council perform at this year’s marchdown. The show was on Thursday, September 15, in the North Quad.
“Everyone could dance and get the crowd hyped,” said Ferris plastic engineering freshman Harmeet Singh.
The sororities and fraternities that are a part of the show took turns having their time on stage. Some of the performances included stepping, dancing and strolling.
The marchdown is held for students to see and familiarize themselves with the members of Black Greek Council on campus.
“The Black Greeks are known as the divine nine, and there are six active [Black] Greek organizations on the Ferris campus,” said Ferris healthcare systems administration senior of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Zeta Epilson chapter, Sharae Williams.
“Getting adapted to the college life and letting students know what college is about is mostly why we present the yard show,” said Gary Hallman, member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Eta Tau chapter.
All of the active sororities and fraternities that are a part of Black Greek Council introduced themselves at the show. The members of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., Zeta Epilson chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Zeta Rho chapter, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc., Zeta Theta chapter, Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Eta Tau chapter, Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc., Zeta Beta chapter and Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., Phi Zeta chapter, were all present for the show.
The show reflected the diversity on the Ferris campus. Students from different race backgrounds attended the show and enjoyed it.
“I’m from North India, but I still enjoyed the show because it was something new,” Singh said.
Ferris finance freshman Shaquita Higgins said she didn’t think the Ferris campus would be as diverse as it is and it’s a good thing to be around.
The show took place on the stage outside of the University Center. Students crowded the stage, sitting and standing, to get a glimpse of the Greeks and their shows.
During the show, students recorded the performances and maintained a high level of excitement as each performer took the stage.
“Just giving a snippet to students of who we are is why new students should come to the [marchdown],” Williams said. “Students can see faces and see who is a part of each organization.”
For more information about Black Greek Council visit the Office of Multicultural Student Services (OMSS) in Flite Suite 159.