An artist for the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. began painting the portion of the Greek wall, located on Palmer Street, belonging to the fraternity.
The Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. was suspended from campus until 2013 during the former interim president’s [Castell Bryant] administration. Five members of the Alpha Xi chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi organization were charged with felony hazing.
When the fraternity was suspended, their portion of the wall was painted white.
In the October 2006 edition of Journey Magazine, Bryant explained her decision.
“In my opinion, if a chapter is suspended from campus nothing should be visible from that chapter,” Bryant said.
Patrick Wilson, the artist who is painting over the wall, said it should be finished soon.
“It wasn’t even supposed to be painted over,” said Wilson, 25, a graduate of FAMU and a member of Kappa Alpha Psi.
Wilson said the approval to paint over the wall came from the University President James Ammons.
He said Ronald Range, the southern province polemarch, spoke with Ammons about the wall.
At the time of this publication, neither Ammons nor Range were available for comment.