This is a free event that will include a presentation from the TAMU Office of Fraternity & Sorority Life. The program will center on the origins of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, which is a collaborative organization of the nine historically African American international Greek lettered sororities and fraternities and their history. Attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a silent auction that will be held to raise money for the TAMU Matthew Gaines Initiative.
The Matthew Gaines Initiative is a current commemoration fund that, when raised, will allow Texas A&M students to commission, construct, and maintain a statue honoring Matthew Gaines, who served in the 12th Texas Legislature. Senator Gaines was a courageous advocate for public education and promoted the creation of the Agricultural and Mechanical Colleges of Texas through the Morrill Act.