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The Divine Nine strolls to the beat of Hump Night

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Jaida Joyner
2 members of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. dancing with fellow students during Hump Night. (Jaida Joyner/Staff Writer)

Music pulsed through the ballroom of the Brown-Lupton University Union where students danced and strolled to the beat as others looked on.

It was a Wednesday night, also known as Hump Night, and the students were celebrating their first event this semester hosted by TCU’s historically Black Greek organizations.  

Known nationwide as the Divine Nine, they are Black Greek sororities (Alpha Kappa Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho and Zeta Phi Beta) and fraternities (Alpha Phi Alpha, Omega Psi Phi, Kappa Alpha Psi,  Iota Phi and Phi Beta Sigma). All but Iota Phi, Phi Beta Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta have chapters on campus.  

Hump Night is a place for the Divine Nine, as well as members of the Multicultural Greek Council, to unite in fellowship and honor their respective fraternity or sorority, National Pan-Hellenic Council president and member of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Carla Robertson, said.

“All minority students on campus, no matter if we are Black, Brown, Latina, Asian, et cetera, are able to get together to dance, listen to music, laugh and joke around with each other,” she said.

All students are welcome, including those who aren’t in a fraternity or sorority.

 “We don’t just stroll, so all eyes are on us 24/7,” Robertson said about the Divine Nine members. “We incorporate line dances, love songs and trending music for everyone to feel connected because that’s really what it’s all about.”

A variety of students attended the first Hump Night of this school year. 

Adrienne Carson, a sophomore graphic design major, said, “I was excited to be back for another Hump Night this year and hang out with all my friends I missed over the summer.”

Hump Night is held two or three times a semester. 

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