As part of Washburn University’s 152nd Founder’s Day on Feb. 6, the University held its first step show.”It’s a Greek Thing” step show, was held in Washburn’s White Concert Hall on Feb. 3.
Nine minority Greek organizations from different universities participated in the step show. Sororities and fraternities that attended included Kappa Alpha Psi, Sigma Lambda Gamma, Alpha Phi Alpha, Delta Sigma Theta, and Alpha Kappa Alpha.
Washburn University has been struggling with the amount of programs and organizations for minorities on campus, which causes many of them to go to other universities. The university only has one African-American greek organization on campus — Alpha Kappa Alpha Inc.
Washburn students requested the step show as a way to showcase why historically Black and Hispanic organizations are valuable to college campuses. Students hoped university officials would see the need for more diverse Greek outlets and programs for students and to raise awareness