Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU’s) are known for providing culturally relevant education experiences for people from all walks of life. HBCU ‘s have exemplified black excellence on over 40 campuses throughout the United States and are home to countless affluent African Americans. These institutions are significantly underrepresented when colleges and universities are recruiting students. Thanks to the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, students on the southeast side of Chicago received an opportunity to explore some HBCU options.
On November 11, 2017 over 200 students gathered at South Shore International High School for an HBCU College Fair. Among those students were several SHE Sisters who had the opportunity to shop for an HBCU that fits their personality. Several girls flocked to tables for Spelman, Hampton, Fisk, and FAMU. They had the opportunity to attend a seminar teaching them how to apply to colleges that were an adequate fit for their potential. Additionally, SHE Sisters were able to receive a taste of HBCU life through a step show performed by the hosting sorority.
SHE Sisters stood out among the crowd introducing themselves to college representatives and sorority members. They proudly represented SHE while networking with countless men and women throughout the event. Our SHE Sisters represented themselves so well that members of the hosting sorority stopped to give them a personal overview of HBCU life and life within the sorority.
“I really loved the college fair because they spoke to me about my interests and what I can do at certain colleges to better my future” stated Deja Askew reflecting on her experience at the fair. Many of our girls left the fair feeling a sense of enlightenment and opportunity. We’d like to thank Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. for providing our girls with such a memorable experience.
Thanks for reading and remember…Girl Power is World Power.