In the Fall of 2020, we launched a campaign to create a garden plaza on campus to physically represent and honor the National Pan-Hellenic Council chapters on campus. Through this project, our goal is to create an inclusive community at UW-Madison that recognizes the historic impact that our Black Fraternities and Sororities have had. Through these efforts, we were able to break ground on April 24th, 2021 at the Vilas Green located on East Campus Mall. Our community dedicated this location for the Divine Nine Plaza and held the Grand Opening on Saturday May 7, 2022.
Below you will find photos of the historical event, along with ways to continue to stay engaged with NPHC.
Thanks to our generous Divine Nine community and supporters, we officially opened the UW-Madison Divine Nine Garden Plaza on May 7th, 2022. Below you will find information that provides two ways to give back to NPHC through the Divine Nine Garden Plaza or for NPHC programmatic efforts. Please click on the tabs to learn more.
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The Future of the Divine Nine Garden Plaza
Interested in leaving your mark on the plaza? There are still opportunities to be included as a donor on your chapter monument. A gift of $2,000 to the Divine Nine Garden Plaza fund secures your place in the plaza for perpetuity by May 1, 2023.
- You must be an initiated member of the undergraduate chapter at UW-Madison to have your name on the chapter monument.
- Pledges can be made and paid out over a 1-year period; however, your name donor recognition will not be installed on the monument until your pledge has been fully paid.
- Updates to the plaza will happen on an annual basis each May. Ensure your pledge is paid off by May 1st each year to be included on the next update.
Chapter Monument Availability
|Chapter Name||Remaining Donor Recognition Spaces|
|Alpha Phi Alpha, Gamma Epsilon Chapter||17|
|Alpha Kappa Alpha, Epsilon Delta Chapter||18|
|Kappa Alpha Psi, Beta Omicron Chapter||17|
|Omega Psi Phi, Epsilon Theta Chapter||18|
|Delta Sigma Theta, Zeta Xi Chapter||0|
|Phi Beta Sigma, Kappa Rho Chapter||18|
|Zeta Phi Beta, Eta Iota Chapter||27|
|Sigma Gamma Rho, Epsilon Xi Chapter||28|
|Iota Phi Theta||Not chartered at UW-Madison at this time|
The Future of NPHC at UW-Madison
A physical recognition of the National Pan-Hellenic Community at UW-Madison has been a critical step to increasing the visibility of NPHC organizations and their history on campus. Now that we’ve been able to celebrate the incredible milestone of opening the garden plaza, more support is needed to ensure the long-term health of the community.
The National Pan-Hellenic Council Fund has been created to provide vital discretionary money to the NPHC organizations to best meet their most urgent needs. Whether that’s funding to support programs, increased marketing for recruitment, grants to aid special initiatives, or awards to exemplary NPHC students. We hope you consider making a gift to the NPHC fund allowing the community to continue to thrive for generations to come.