The Alpha Theta Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. at Grambling State hosted multiple events throughout the last week of black history month as part of their spring semester “Skee Week."
Themed under the title “Black LegaSKEE,” the celebration honored a black movie every single day of the week.
The week started out on Feb. 20 with a church service at Mount Zion Baptist Church. As a ritual, the ladies of Alpha Theta always like to start their week off with praise and worship.
Later that day, they hosted “Gospel Wars” against the Gamma Psi Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi via Instagram Live. “We won, of course, but it was so fun to share our playlists and expand our gospel ears,” said Brooke Gray, the President of Alpha Theta Chapter of AKA.
On Feb. 21 the ladies hosted an event called “Tea, Sweet like Honey," where it was enclosed for members only. Alpha Theta chose the day to be a bonding day to share goals and dreams for the years to come.
The next day the AKAs held an event called “Poetik Justice,” a poetry slam open to all GSU students. It was awesome to see so many students come out of their comfort zones and just speak, Taylor McCall, a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, said.
On Feb, 23, the ladies arranged a food/sanitary drive in the café
“A lot of students do not know or do not see a lot of opportunities to give back to the community,” McCall said.
For Feb. 24, the AKAs said they originally planned to have a café cleanup. Although the plans changed, the ladies of Alpha Theta found other innovative ways to push through the week.
The ladies passed out “Alpha Theta Affirmations,” encouraging people to be their best selves and spread positivity. The ladies of Alpha Theta were seen passing out in all areas of the campus, going dorm to dorm, making sure the spread of affirmations was extended out to everyone.
On Feb. 25, the AKAs held an HBCU panel featuring Kelli Copes, Adrian Consonery Jr., Kourtlin Williams, and Alpha Theta’s very own K’ya Rogers and Brooke Gray.
“The panelists gave advice on how to balance college life and being active on campus,” Gray said.
Mother Nature intervened on Feb. 26, as the plot cleanup was canceled due to inclement weather.
“The week was really successful, I enjoyed seeing the participation from my sisters and Gramfam,” said Paige Greene, a recently new member of the sorority. “We got to have fun, bond as a chapter and spread some positivity and service. That’s what it’s all about!”
The recent “Skee Week” has students expecting more and excited to see what is next from the AKAs.
“We have a lot planned,” McCall said. “Alpha Theta, we are making our mark on Grambling. Just to see the feedback back being given and the impact we left was special. Look out for Alpha Theta, we are coming strong!”