On March 21st, members of Missouri State’s National Pan-Hellenic Council came together for their annual yard show. “A yard show is a display of the NPHC or multicultural greek letter organizations steps and strolls on a college campus,” says NPHC President, Walter Kayesse. Walter adds, “Yard shows are great displays of the state of the chapters and how active they are on the campus. It could also be seen in a competitive fashion to see who “runs the yard.””
Brittany Buchannon of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc reflects on the importance of the yard show, “the yard show was many things for me. It is number one, a bonding experience for chapters and their entire council. It gives us the opportunity to come together and do something we love and represent our [organizations]. We get to cheer each other on and just have a good time.”
Walter shares, “The yard show is a symbol of Black Greek Unity on campus and an opportunity to show MSU what Phi Beta Sigma is all about. The yard show is something my chapter takes very seriously. We make sure to practice long and hard for each and every one.”
Yard shows continue to be a special part of the NPHC background; it is where NPHC can continue to show off new things that they are working on and also present traditional crowd favorites that the audience may know. For the Fraternity and Sorority Life community, this is a time where we as a whole get to enjoy the background and hard work of the National Pan-Hellenic Council.