NACOGDOCHES, Texas – The Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life will host the annual Homecoming Stroll-Off at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Baker Pattillo Student Center Grand Ballroom.
“Strolling can be attributed to the historically Black fraternities and sororities in the early 1900s,” said Veronica Beavers, director of the OMA. “This was a time when many African Americans faced discrimination and obstacles at college institutions. Strolling and stepping showed pride, strength and unity among these organizations.”
The competition will have three rounds with the winners of both rounds winning $250 before facing off for an additional $500.
Applications to participate are available in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life and are due by Oct. 1.
“The Stroll-Off will spotlight the history and practice of strolling and allow organizations to represent their community with the support of the SFA student body,” said Kori Lewis, OMA student ambassador. “All students are welcome to sign up or attend the event and enjoy music and entertainment to kick off homecoming week.”
Tickets are free and may be picked up in the Office of Multicultural Affairs. Due to space constraints, tickets will only guarantee seating between 6 and 6:30 p.m. After 6:30 p.m., seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.