First on Campus

Students in class
The first black Greek organizations on campus were chapters of Delta Sigma Theta sorority (pictured) and Omega Psi Phi fraternity.

In the spring issue of The North Texan, there is a picture of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority in which the caption states that it was the "first black Greek organization."

I think this caption is misleading because Alpha Phi Alpha was the first black fraternity and Alpha Kappa Alpha was the first black sorority.

I am assuming that the caption may be implying that it was the first black Greek organization founded on the UNT campus; however, it is not clear.

Jasmine Pulce ('16 M.Ed.)
Denver, Colorado

Editor's note: Thank you for bringing this to our attention. We do need to clarify that the first black Greek organizations on campus were chapters of Delta Sigma Theta sorority and Omega Psi Phi fraternity. They began at North Texas as the Alpha Omega and Alpha Mu Omega social clubs in 1967. (Pictured in the 1968 Yucca are members of Alpha Omega, which would soon become North Texas' chapter of Delta Sigma Theta.)

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