The National Pan-Hellenic Council at the University of Florida took to social media Friday to release a statement in response to the vandalism of Black fraternity and sorority plaques at their National Pan-Hellenic Council Garden on campus.
The vandalism took place the night of October 31st, 2002, in which an unidentified individual or individuals damaged four of the nine fraternity and sorority plaques by removing their greek letters. Specific Black fraternity and sorority organizations targeted in the vandalism include Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
The NPHC at the University of Florida released the following image of the vandalism.
According to the statement, this is the third act of vandalism to the National Pan-Hellenic Council Garden since it was created two years ago.
“The repeated malicious actions towards our Council, a predominantly Black community on campus, and the bare minimum response by the University are unacceptable,” the university’s NPHC stated. “We understand the University of Florida condemns the action but as a council we feel ignored by the lack of urgency and awareness of one of our few spaces on campus.”
Read their full statement below: