Program History

The History of the SisterHOOD Initiative

The SisterHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) Initiative initially began with Queendom Vibes, an intentionally designed safe space where undergraduate and graduate students of Eastern Michigan University  participate in dialogues that feed their hearts, develop their minds and provide support to one another’s experiences as a Woman of Color (WOC) at a predominately White Institution (PWI).

In 2016, EMU launched the SisterHOOD Scholars program; recruiting two cohorts: Fall 2016 (20 students) and Fall 2017 (21 students) of first-year students who identified as WOC.  In efforts to build a strong community for our students, the SisterHOOD Living-Learning Community was established and will open Fall 2018.

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