The Black Greek Letter Organizations: Divinely Made in the I.E. exhibition chronicles the collective history of nine Black Greek Letter organizations (BGLOs) at the University of California, Riverside, and beyond.
These BGLOs, affectionately known as the “Divine Nine,” are the following sororities and fraternities:
- Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
- Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
- Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Inc.
- Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
- Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
- Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
- Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
- Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc.
The exhibition material, gleaned from members and available archival materials, explores several key components of BGLOs, including fellowship, service, philanthropy, and scholarship, among other topics.
Over the last five decades, BGLOs have graced the UCR campus. The first BGLO at UCR was Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc., Eta Zeta chapter, chartered on March 22, 1974. Since then, all nine organizations have had a presence on UCR’s campus and a tremendous impact in the Inland Empire that spans over 70 years.
The Black Greek Letter Organizations: Divinely Made in the I.E. exhibition is a collaboration between the UCR African Student Programs (ASP) and the UCR Library. The exhibition will run from March 1 - April 4 and can be viewed on the fourth floor of the Rivera Library in the Special Collections and University Archives section.
View the exhibition Monday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.