Campus Buzz: Welcoming the newly inducted members at FAMU

New Members on the Yard.
Photo Credit: Sydney Rencher

Excitement fills the air as Florida A&M University (FAMU) welcomes a fresh wave of new members into its vibrant campus organizations. The buzz is echoing the spirit of unity, service, and leadership that defines the FAMU community.

Among the newly initiated members are individuals driven by a passion for service, a commitment to sisterhood and brotherhood, and a desire to make a meaningful impact both on campus and beyond.

Kasi Antoine, a Spring 2024 initiate of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., shares her journey into sisterhood with profound enthusiasm. Reflecting on her decision to join Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she remarks, “I was attracted to the sisterhood they displayed, giving my sister’s keeper very much,” Antoine said.

 Antoine emphasizes the significance of community service, citing it as a driving force behind her choice. She recalls her participation in Delta Week as a particularly memorable experience, where she felt rewarded by the opportunity to give back to her community.

Kennedy Freeman, a newly initiated member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., echoes similar sentiments regarding her decision to join. “I personally wanted to be a part of an organization that focused on being action-oriented and based in sisterhood,” Freeman said.

 She highlights the importance of service and sisterhood within the Gorgeous Gamma Alpha chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., emphasizing her desire to contribute her skills to elevate the chapter and uphold its values.

Willie Hurt IV, a newly inducted member of Progressive Black Men Inc., shares his motivations for joining the organization. “I feel as if community service is an important part of improving my environment,” Hurt said.

 He speaks of his aspirations to learn from experienced individuals within the organization and apply those lessons to his hometown of Chicago. Hurt plans to utilize his strengths, particularly in mathematics, to contribute to tutoring and mentoring initiatives within the group. As Hurt reflects on his newfound membership, he considers it an honor and emphasizes the importance of brotherhood and community upliftment. “I consider it an honor honestly,” Hurt said. “It aligns with my values because I came down to Tallahassee to better myself in all aspects, and I feel like I am doing that by joining a group that is focused on eradicating stereotypes towards black men.”

The induction of these new members not only enriches the fabric of campus life but also reaffirms FAMU’s commitment to fostering leadership, service, and inclusivity.

Each person brings a unique set of skills, experiences, and aspirations, contributing to the university community’s diverse tapestry.

As the campus buzzes with excitement and anticipation, FAMU stands poised to witness the collective impact of these newly inducted members. Their dedication to service, sisterhood, and brotherhood, and community empowerment serves as a testament to the enduring legacy of excellence at FAMU. As they embark on this new chapter of their journey, one thing remains certain—their presence will continue to shape and inspire the FAMU community for years to come.