The National Pan-Hellenic Council Gardens at the UofA officially opened to the campus community Saturday following a dedication ceremony featuring speeches from current and former members of NPHC fraternities and sororities.

The project, which is years in the making, is the brainchild of former Razorback football star and current New England Patriot Deatrich Wise Jr.,  who wanted the UofA to have a tribute to what he saw as an underrepresented Black Greek Culture. Student leaders of historically Black Greek organizations spearheaded the process of designing the gardens and bringing the project to fruition.

The NPHC Gardens will serve as a monument to the history and contributions of Black Greek organizations and students at the UofA. The dedication of the gardens, located south of the Administration Building, comes weeks after the soft opening of the Unity House, another Greek Life diversity initiative. The house serves as a gathering place for members of traditionally unhoused, minority-membership-based Greek chapters.

Watch a video of the dedication ceremony, recorded by UATV station manager Ben Sawyers, below.

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