The campus was filled with the sounds of sizzling fish as the Wilbur N. Daniel African American Cultural Center housed a get-together among APSU students.
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity Inc. and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc. came together on Friday, Sept. 30, to host the Fish Fry as part of their Blue and White week of activities, hosted to show off Greek life to APSU students and support the local community.
“We’re doing this to help people come together, but also to provide food for people who might not be able to get food at home,” Justin Pye, a senior graphic design major and volunteer at the event, said.
Volunteers fried the fish outside the WNDAACC, complete with balloons and music, while the food was served inside the cultural center. After the volunteers fried the fish, it was brought inside the WNDAACC for students to enjoy, along with other refreshments, alongside other students.
Christopher Russell, vice president of Phi Beta Sigma and business marketing senior, said this was the first time the event was held since Spring 2014.
“[Phi Beta Sigma and Zeta Phi Beta] are getting together to host events throughout the week,” Russell said. “We decided to have Blue and White week starting last semester.”
Russell also said this event was a way for people to get involved in Greek life.
“They think they’re out of the loop, and they aren’t,” Russell said.
Sophomore finance major Christian Berry said he crossed over into Phi Beta Sigma last spring after attending last year’s Stroll-Off.
“I really felt the brotherhood while I was there,” Berry said.
He said he grew up a single child and enjoyed how “they really supported each other.”
Russell emphasized the various connections students can make while involved with Greek life.
“This is a way for students to meet new people and acquire information about stuff like communication and business skills,” Russell said.
Russell went on to talk about Phi Beta Sigma’s accessibility on campus, even to those who aren’t in the fraternity.
“Any time you see the blue and white letters, we’re able to help you,” Berry said. “If you have any questions for us, let us know, and we can text our brothers and get you an answer as soon as possible.”
Russell said Phi Beta Sigma can be reached across social media.