FAMU NPHC hosts annual step show

Photo courtesy of Jefferson Student Union and Activities

Florida A&M University’s Greeks hosted their annual National Pan-Hellenic Council Greek Step Show for homecoming. Students, alumni and faculty filled Al Lawson and as they waited for the show to start.

This is the first time in over a decade that all nine sororities and fraternities have been active on FAMUs campus. Only seven organizations actually partook in performing during the step show however. 

The ladies of Zeta Phi Beta opened up the show with a high-energy routine that showcased the talents of the sorority. They were then followed by the men of Omega Psi Phi, Fraternity Inc. who themed their performance around Jimmy Neutron, which was in remembrance of their line brother, Alfred Motlow III. 

Following this was a performance from Iota Phi Theta. The women of Delta Sigma Theta made a big return with a show-stopping performance that left the crowd on their feet. Then, Kappa Alpha Psi performed, followed by their “sisters” of Sigma Gamma Rho. Lastly, Alpha Phi Alpha closed out the show with a Drumline themed performanced.

Alumna Flo’Nesha Davis, alumna, said that she was glad to see that the turnout from last year had increased drastically.

“This was my first homecoming as a alumni and it felt good to see all of the Greeks back on the yard. I really enjoyed all of the performances that the organizations put on,” Davis said. “I wish I would have had this experience during my undergraduate years, but I am glad that the new group of Rattlers get to enjoy the show.”

While old Rattlers enjoyed the show, new freshmen students got to experience the NPHC step show for the first time.

Winslyn Parrish, a first-year pre nursing student, talked about her experience with attending the step-show.

“It was pretty cool and it was pretty much how I expected it to be. It was kind of hard for me to pick a favorite performance because all of them performed well. Many of them had a lot of energy that lasted throughout the performance which made it very fun to watch,” Parrish said. 

The night ended with Delta Sigma Theta and Alpha Phi Alpha taking home the first place trophies.

This is the second year in the row the Alphas have won the show for the fraternity category.

Alicia Jones, a member of the Rattler community and alumna said that coming to the step show is one of her favorite things to do during the homecoming festivities. 

“I enjoy seeing what the students at the university are doing and to just see what they are capable of makes me enjoy the show even more. It reminds me of my days in college and how much things have not changed since then,” Jones said.

The results of the placement of the other organizations were sent out to the university via email.





1st Place Alpha Phi Alpha

1st Place Delta Sigma Theta

2nd Place Omega Psi Phi

2nd Place Sigma Gamma Rho

3rd Iota Phi Theta

3rd Place Zeta Phi Beta