On Monday, Nov. 4, the Delta Sigma chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., hosted a Woman’s Appreciation event on the Yard of Grambling State University, as a part of their Alpha Week festivities.
Alpha Phi Alpha has been a service organization since it’s founding in 1906 and is a member of the infamous Divine Nine, the collection of black sororities and fraternities.
The men of Alpha Phi Alpha gave away gift bags with consisting of makeup remover wipes, candy, lip gloss and eyelash extensions.
Many young ladies quickly rushed to the yard in order to receive an appreciation gift.
“This event was very important to show women on campus on campus, they are appreciated and to just give back a little bit,” Malik Walker, a senior mass communication major from Gardena, Ca., said. “Also, it was important to start the week off with a big turnout to promote our other events for the week.”
Students were able to meet members of the fraternity, as well.
The event proved to be successful as the Alpha ran out of bags with a matter of five minutes.
With quick thinking, the men of Alpha assembled more bags the following day to give out to women who missed out on the Woman’s Appreciation event on Monday.
“This event was so much of a success, we decided to do it again the next day,” Devin Smith, a senior management and marketing major from Lake Charles, La., said.
The Alpha’s Woman’s Appreciation Event set them apart from other Greek and non-Greek fraternities on campus.
Roses are usually given out given out by other organizations and greatly appreciated. But this event definitely made the men of Alpha Phi Alpha stand out.