{Video} Sigma’s Re-Establish Only Black Organization on University of Washington’s Campus

There are a lot of PWI’s that don’t offer their undergrads an opportunity to become a part of the divine nine family,  largely due to the fact that there are no black Greek organizations on their campus for them to join. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity recently re-established their presence on the University of Washington campus with the initiation of six new members to their local undergraduate chapter, Kappa Lambda.

According to Everett Bond, secretary of the Epsilon Epsilon Graduate Chapter of Phi Beta Sigma, the men of Sigma, as they are commonly referred, have been looking to re-activate the chapter for some time. With the new initiates, the organization is not only re-establishing their local undergraduate chapter but they are also helping to re-establish the presence of Black Greek letter organizations on the campus as well.

“Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Kappa Lambda Chapter is the only NPHC/Divine organization at the University of Washington,” said Bond. “There are NPHC Alumni Chapters in Western, WA, however, there has not been a fully active [undergraduate] chapter at UW in over 4 years.” Read full article at Seattlemedium.com

New Sigma Men

The Kappa Lambda Chapter hopes to continue to do their best to continue this rich tradition with their new class of leaders at the UW. The new initiatives, nicknamed the Resurgence of K.I.N.G.S. inincludes:

        Joel Allen, a junior communications major with a 3.5 GPA. Allen is on the Dean’s list and is a Civil Rights Passage Alumnus.

        Yarid Mera, a junior pre-med major with a 3.7 GPA. Mera, who is also on the dean’s list, is a Husky 100 Scholar. In addition, he is co-president of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students (MAPS).

        Kolawole Akinlosotu, a junior technology and mass media major with a 3.2 GPA. Akinlosotu is an Office of Minority Affairs and Diversity Ambassador and Vice-President of the Hip-Hop Student Union.

        Devin Pegues, a junior electrical engineering major with a 3.25 GPA. Pegues is a STARS recipient and serves as Vice President of UW Futsal.

        Trayvon-Conrad Webster, a doctoral candidate in education administration with a 3.4 GPA. Webster is the founder of the first African-American Leadership Conference in King County, founder of Get Me to The Prom Foundation, and founder of Kent/Auburn Juneteenth Celebration.

        Joshua Dawson, a junior pre-med major with a 3.3 GPA. Dawson is a Costco Diversity and Gates Millennium Scholar. He is also co-president of the Minority Association of Pre-health Students, a UW Athletics Sports Medicine Intern, and an undergraduate researcher at Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center.

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