Live on Campus

All participants must live on campus (Sellers Hall) in the SisterHOOD Living Learning Community during their first year.

Attend Pre-Orientation and SisterHOOD Orientation

All participants must sign up and attend Pre-Orientation prior starting classes at EMU during the Fall. This Pre-Orientation allows students to move-in early to campus and is a time to prepare for their transition into college. The EMU Pre-Orientation Program dates will be announced in mid-2018 but typically run from Aug. 29–Sep. 1. Students wishing to live in the SisterHOOD Living Learning Community must also attend the SisterHOOD Orientation designed for program participants prior the beginning of the semester. This orientation typically will take place the day before the beginning of the term (Sep. 4, 2018).

*Please note all freshman students at EMU are required to attend EMU’s First Three New Student Orientation (Typically Sep. 1–4).

Course Requirements

Students in SisterHOOD must sign up for the courses listed below during their first and second year. Each course counts towards the general education requirements that every students completing a degree at EMU must take.

Freshman Year (Courses Offered as a Cohort for SisterHOOD Students)

Fall Semester

  • UNIV 179L3: Introduction to the University (GELB)

Winter Semester

  • AFC 101: Intro to African American Studies (GEUS)

Sophomore Year

Fall Semester

  • LEAD 201: Introduction to Leadership (GEKS)

Winter Semester

  • LEAD 301L2: Emerging as a Culturally Competent Leader (GELB)

Participate in Bi-Weekly Evening SisterHOOD Dialogues: Queendom Vibes

Queendom Vibes is a bi-weekly space designed for women on color (WOC) to engage in conversation, development, and to create community. During this time students can receive free massages, enjoy food, and take part in guided conversations focused on academic, social, emotional and professional development.

To receive additional information about the program, please email the SisterHOOD Graduate Assistant.

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