Stomping the yard for the title was all that was on the mind of some this weekend as UT held its 14th Annual Southeastern Stomp Fest at the Civic Auditorium in Knoxville.
This year's theme, "The Purge," was based off of the popular movie with the same title. Each participating organization worked to kill off the competition in order to claim the title as the best steppers on campus.
Stomp Fest, a stepping competition in which primarily African-American Greek organizations compete for a title based around the group's stepping skills, is held each year during homecoming weekend.
The event is sponsored and hosted by the Black Cultural Programming Committee and the Office of Multicultural Student Life on campus.
Stomp Fest gives Greek Organizations from the National Panhellenic Council a chance to showcase their skills, perform and compete for their community, family and friends.
The BCPC spends the year planning most homecoming events, such as the annual comedy show, tailgates at the Black Cultural Center and the step show.
Vanessa Ingram, sophomore in logistics, is part of the BCPC and helped to organize the event.
"BCPC is the organization that brings all the Greeks together and puts on Stomp Fest," Ingram said.
This year's show featured performances from Greeks at UT, with a few performances from out-of-state Greek organizations. There were also performances by UT modeling organization P.O.S.E and dance organization, Allure.
The host for this year's Stomp Fest was Robert Powell III, a comedian who has appeared on Shaquille O'Neal's Comedy Show All-Star tour.
He is currently an opening act on tour with comedian Gary Owen, known from his role in the movie "Think Like A Man," who performed this past weekend at UT's comedy show.
Special guest performances were given by MTSU's Delta Sigma Theta sorority, as well as Kentucky's Iota Phi Theta fraternity.
"I think Stomp Fest went very well," Ingram said. "It was well organized and entertaining."
As a signature event for homecoming, the step show brings a large crowd, full of both undergraduate and alumni students, as well as family and friends from all around Tennessee.
For freshman Daria Anthony from MTSU, visiting Knoxville was an enjoyable experience.
"I thought the step show was really good," Anthony said. "Things flowed really well and the host was hilarious. I would definitely come back and attend another year."
Delta Sigma Theta took the first place title as the night came to an end, but UT's Greek organizations still placed highly.