For over 50 years, universities across the United States have established the tradition of providing gathering spaces, referred to as “plots,” designed to represent each historically black Greek-lettered organization within the NPHC while giving alumni and current members an area for reflection, celebration, and gathering.
The NPHC utilizes plots to represent their belonging to campuses across the nation and can be traced to the division of Confederate land after the end of the Civil War.
These plots are used to create a positive environment for NPHC to promote sororities and fraternities while educating students about the history of these diverse organizations.
NKU is a predominantly white university, and the development of plots grants NPHC organizations the opportunity to celebrate their achievements while paying homage to the traditions and history of their sorority or fraternity.
These plots will provide an environment on NKU's campus that will foster a sense of pride for past, present, and future members of the NPHC community.
The NPHC Plots Project recognizes the past, present, and future of historically African American fraternities and sororities at Northern Kentucky University. It is sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Fraternity & Sorority Life, the Dean of Students Office, the Center for Student Engagement, and African American Student Initiatives. The NPHC Plots connect to Success by Design, NKU's strategic plan focusing on student success. NPHC Plots, which are typically statues, plaques, or other standing structures, exist to recognize the past, present, and future of the NPHC community and those who contribute to it. These plots show NPHC and all students of color that they are valued, that they belong, and that the University is invested in their holistic development.
This project was initially proposed during the 2020 NKU Innovation Challenge and was presented by Aliya Cannon. See Aliya's presentation below.
As the project moves forward, we will post regular updates here.
A location has been chosen for the NPHC Plots. Located next to the Union and looking out over grassy area between Griffin Hall, the Health Innovation Center, and Nunn Hall, this location maximizes visibility and ensures a lasting legacy for the NPHC Plots at the heart of campus.