On Wednesday, October 7, 2015, chapters of Gamma Xi Phi Professional Arts Fraternity participated in local celebrations commemorating the fifth anniversary of the founding of the organization. Since that first day at Ramapo College of New Jersey, Gamma Xi Phi has grown in membership and in number of chapters. Nationally, the fraternity took to social media to celebrate its birthday. Locally, members assembled with one another in fellowship, toasting to the past and looking forward to a brighter future.
Honorary Brother Ernest Perry surprised the fraternity with a new creation this Founders Day.
Honorary Brother Ernest Perry enjoys his first Founders’ Day at home in North Carolina, where aggressive expansion is underway.
Sister Brittany Jordan of Alpha Chapter on her way to her first Founders’ Day Celebration.
The Oreo Dream Cheesecake was on the menu at Alpha Chapter’s Founders’ Day celebration.
Alpha Chapter members and alumni enjoy dinner in New Jersey.
Alpha Chapter members and alumni
Eatonville, a DC restaurant honoring the legacy of Zora Neale Hurston, was the venue of choice for Beta Chapter’s celebration.
14th and V Streets Northwest, also known as Langston Hughes Way, was the perfect spot to commemorate the fraternity’s 5th birthday.
Surprise! Activist and comedian Dick Gregory wished Gamma Xi Phi well as Beta Chapter celebrated the fraternity’s first five years.
Some of Beta Chapter’s active membership assembled in celebration of Gamma Xi Phi’s anniversary.