Savannah State University Homecoming Yard Fest |"Greeks Strolling on the Yard"

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A recent video posted by Youtube Channel, HBCU Pride Network, black Greek organizations such as Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Iota Phi Theta participate in a Greek stroll at the Savannah State University Homecoming Yard Fest. Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. were both found at Howard University only seven years apart from each other. Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. was established over 50 years later by twelve students at Morgan State University.

SSU also known as Savannah State University is a public HBCU in Savannah, Georgia and is the oldest HBCU in Georgia. The 210- acre campus offers 23 Bachelor’s degrees and five master’s degree programs to their students. Though, Savannah State is continuously expanding various programs and developing new partnerships in order for their students to have more resources. SSU was actually the first university in Georgia to offer the homeland security degree program. Other offered programs are intramurals, leadership workshops, and other organizations such as the nine NPHC organizations.

SSU’s intercollegiate teams participate in football, baseball, basketball, softball, golf and more in the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) of the NCAA Division II. The university’s nickname is the Tigers/Lady Tigers and their official colors are burnt orange and reflex blue. In 2017, Savannah State’s 13-member cheerleading team became the first HBCU team to win a national cheerleading. In recent news, NBA player Chris Paul has been showcasing his support for HBCUs during the remainder of the season in Orlando.

On August 3rd, 2020 Paul paid homage to Savannah State by wearing the university on his basketball shoes. Paul hopes to educate his fans on HBCU’s and raise awareness of the lack of funding these schools receive in comparison to predominantly white institutions.

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