The camaraderie of Florida A&M’s Homecoming is long gone.
But the participating Greek sororities and fraternities in the National Pan-Hellenic Council’s annual step show are still up-in-arms about the controversial results of the event.
FAMU’s Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and FSU’s Kappa Alpha Psi Inc., chapter were named the winners at the step show, held at the
Leon County Civic Center on Oct. 7.
According to the original score sheet from the step show, Delta Sigma Theta received a winning score of 591, with Kappa Alpha Psi receiving
a score of 623. Due to a scoring discrepancy, however, Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., was declared winner for the fraternity division at the meeting, said
member and Student Body Vice President Troy Harris.
The FAMU chapters of Zeta Phi Beta Inc., and Alpha Phi Alpha Inc., came in second place with scores of 581 and 583, respectively, according to the score sheet. To keep the scores fair, a member from each organization, nine judges total, was placed on the panel, and the
highest and lowest scores were thrown out.
The discrepancy was caused when one of the Kappa scores wasn’t thrown out, increasing their overall average. Members of Delta Sigma Theta and Kappa Alpha Psi were also unavailable for comment. Marlon Honeywell, the NPHC adviser, said the scores are in the process of being recalculated and he wouldn’t comment further until the matter was settled.