SisterHOOD Initiative

SisterHOOD provides a safe space for WOC to promote the following six building BLOCKS: Beauty, Leadership, Outreach, Creativity, Knowledge and Sisterhood

Through monthly dialogues and programming, we build a community that focuses on developing one's identity as a WOC. celebrating our cultural influences that shape our lives and to share/receive encouragement and positive reinforcement from other students and professionals who look like us. 

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and define beauty, both inner and outer, for themselves through the process of self-love and reflection by engaging in discussions around self-identity. 
  • Create opportunities that will enhance their leadership potential.
  • Express the importance of helping their fellow sisters and surrounding communities by embracing intersectionality and celebrating diversity. 
  • Demonstrate scholarship by partake in academic, personal and professional development opportunities both inside and outside the classroom.
  • Share, connect and grow in solidarity through celebration, affirmation and conversation. 
SisterHOOD Scholars

SisterHOOD Scholars

The SisterHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) Scholars Community is part of a university-wide initiative designed to engage and foster a stronger sense of community for women of color at EMU. Through collaborative partnerships with various campus offices and community organizations, this initiative strives to help more women of color persist and to equip them with the tools to be successful once they earn their degrees. The SisterHOOD Scholars Community is designed for incoming first-year women of color who are freshmen at the university.

BrotherHOOD Scholars

BrotherHOOD Scholars

The BrotherHOOD Scholars Community is part of a university- wide initiative designed to engage and foster a stronger sense of community for men of color at EMU. Through collaborative partnerships on campus and in the community, this initiative strives to help more men of color persist and show participating in specific success-driven activities can benefit men of color regardless of their prior level of academic achievement.