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During the fall 2022 semester, The Ohio State University is excited to unveil the historic National Pan-Hellenic Council (NPHC) Plaza. This project recognizes the contribution and impact NPHC has made on the campus community, honoring and celebrating the nine historically Black, Greek-lettered fraternities and sororities at Ohio State, known as the Divine Nine.

The NPHC Plaza will help promote a sense of unity, not only amongst the organizations at Ohio State, but for the Black community as a whole. Research shows that many predominantly white institutions (PWIs) are not focused on Black students finding their sense of community. These institutions will state that each student has a place at their institution, but it is up to the Black students to find their place (Swift, 2020). Approximately 6% of all students who attend Ohio State are Black/African American, and the NPHC Plaza will serve as a beacon of light, showcasing the growing diversity on-campus, serving as a central space for Black students to find their sense of community and an education asset to students on campus while also honoring Black history, heritage and tradition. 


Thursday, September 29 - Sunday, October 2

Culture: Black Fine Art Expo

Join the KBK Foundation for the Culture: Black Fine Art Expo, showcasing the importance of Black Fine Art as an investment and as an expression of Black culture. | 345 E. 5th Ave.


Friday, September 30

6 p.m. - Enjoy Ohio State’s Homecoming Parade, featuring a special float honoring the legacy and bright future of the NPHC at Ohio State.

7 p.m. - Join us for a special reception to welcome alumni and give students the opportunity to network with these extraordinary Buckeyes. Pre-registration was required.


Saturday, October 1

11 a.m. - Be a part of a historic moment as the NPHC Plaza is officially unveiled and dedicated.

Noon - Prepare for a Buckeye victory at our pre-game Homecoming Tailgate Experience.