The Omega Psi Phi and Delta Sigma Theta chapters at North Carolina Central University (NCCU) have upped the ante on a long-standing tradition of scholarship, education and charity. Both Greek letter organizations have created endowment funds for student scholarships.

The endowment fund from the Omega Psi Phi, Tau Psi Chapter, has provided essential support to NCCU students since the inception of the scholarship in 1992. In an interview with HBCU Buzz, alumni member, Floyd Ferebee, Ph.D., expressed his hope that the efforts of his fraternity will be matched by other campus organizations, “We are hopeful that once everyone is aware of what the brothers of the Tau Psi chapter have done to assist NCCU, other fraternities and sororities on campus will follow our lead and establish their own endowments.” 

In alignment with this vision, The Alpha Lambda Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority established their own endowment in 2014. Initiated by Jemma Boler, Dianne Pledger and Pandora Frazier, the sorority set a four-year goal to raise a minimum of $25,000 to be eligible for a matching grant. With a surge of donations collected during the sorority’s 85th-anniversary celebration, the chapter rounded up lump sum pledges of monthly support and enlisted companies to match donated funds.

“We remain strong in the principles of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority’s Educational Programmatic Thrust, and we have fulfilled those ideals with this endowed scholarship,” said 1983 initiate Jemma Boler, "We challenge the other NPHC organizations to make the commitment and support NCCU." 

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