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The Underrep’d is a space for black students who attend Predominately White Institutions – it’s made BY us, FOR us. All though we are underrepresented we should never be underestimated.

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November 2020: Daizha Johnson

November 2020: Daizha Johnson

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Daizha Johnson   School: The Ohio state University    Year: Sophomore Major: Music - Piano Performance  Orgs: NAACP, National Honors Society, Sky   Personal Bio: I’m currently 20 years of age now and growing up wasn’t easy in the...

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October 2020: Dorian Buford

October 2020: Dorian Buford

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Dorian Buford  School: Wright State University  Year: Senior Major: Communication  Orgs: Black Student Union, In His Presence Ministries organization, The Black Session Radio Show, Youth Council of Dayton’s NAACP  Personal Bio: I am...

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OUR MISSION

The Underrep’d is an organization for black collegians. Founded in 2016, by three best friends Aaron Coleman, Tiara Jackson and Kwyn Townsend Riley at the University of Dayton in Ohio.

During their undergraduate academic career, they experienced their fair share of microaggressions, absence of academic staff support and lack of education from their counterparts about black culture.

In October 2016, they all created the ideal website that would include monthly student spotlights from other PWI’s, a nationwide map that lists the organization for black students by state and an opportunity to have a PWI survival guide mailed to you that includes
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FEATURED STUDENT

The Underrep’d wants students to feel empowered to make change – and what’s better than showing you all off to everyone, everywhere, with our spotlights? 

Nothing. Nothing is better than that. 

So – check out our latest spotlight! And, if there’s a black student you know making change on your campus, nominate them for their own feature!

November 2020: Daizha Johnson

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Daizha Johnson   School: The Ohio state University    Year: Sophomore Major: Music - Piano Performance  Orgs: NAACP, National Honors Society, Sky   Personal Bio: I’m currently 20 years of age now and growing up wasn’t easy in the...

October 2020: Dorian Buford

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Dorian Buford  School: Wright State University  Year: Senior Major: Communication  Orgs: Black Student Union, In His Presence Ministries organization, The Black Session Radio Show, Youth Council of Dayton’s NAACP  Personal Bio: I am...

September 2020: Chase Finney

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Chase Finney  School: Yale University  Year: Junior (Class of 2022) Major: Global Affairs  Orgs: Black Solidarity Conference: Finance Committee Co-Chair (October 2018 – present) | The Good Show at Yale: Director (January 2020 –...

August 2020: Keyana Robinson

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Keyana Robinson  School: University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Year: Junior  Major: Business Minor: Art Orgs: Black Student Union, Applied Health Sciences, Sisters, African Film Society   Personal Bio: Hey! I'm Keyana D....

July 2020 – Quoran Knights

Name – Quoran Knights School – University of Cincinnati Year – 3rd Yr Major – Mechanical Engineering Technology Minor – Africana Studies Orgs – National Society of Black Engineers – 2017-2018 General Body; 2018-2019 President; 2019-2020 Co-Academic Excellence Chair,...

June 2020: Denise Gordon

This Month:SPOTLIGHT   Name: Denise Gordon School: Florida Atlantic University Year: Rising Senior (Class of 2021)  Major: Leadership and Management Development Orgs: Owl Media Personal Bio: My name is Denise Gordon and I have been in the Entertainment industry...

May 2020 : Gabriel Gaiusbayode

This Month:SPOTLIGHT   Name: Gabriel Gaiusbayode School: University of Dayton Year: Rising Senior (Class of 2021)  Major: Mechanical Engineering Orgs: President of Black Action Through Unity | Vice President of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. Gamma Theta...

July 2019: Karsyn Terry

This Month:SPOTLIGHT   Name: Karsyn Terry School: University of California, Berkeley Year: Rising Junior (Class of 2021) Major: Molecular & Cell Biology Minor: African American Studies Orgs: For the 2018-19 school year, I served as Community Development...

March 2019: Rachel Blakes

This Month:SPOTLIGHT   Name – Rachel Blakes                       School – DePaul University Year – Senior C/o 2019 Major - Acting Minor – African and Black Diaspora Studies Orgs – Black Student UnionBio: Peace, I’m Rachel I’m originally from New Orleans,...

January 2019: Chance Mitchell

This Month:SPOTLIGHT   Name - Chance Mitchell School - DePaul University Year - Senior Major - Political Science Minor - Sociology Orgs - Black Student Union Bio: My name is Chance Mitchell. I am a fourth-year student at DePaul University. I am currently the Vice...
September 2020: Chase Finney

September 2020: Chase Finney

This Month:SPOTLIGHT    Name: Chase Finney  School: Yale University  Year: Junior (Class of 2022) Major: Global Affairs  Orgs: Black Solidarity Conference: Finance Committee Co-Chair (October 2018 – present) | The Good Show at Yale: Director (January 2020 –...

Everything I Wish I Learned in History Class

Everything I Wish I Learned in History Class

EXPERIENCES: Everything I Wished I Learned in History Class By Arianna Williams   Growing up, many African Americans are left in the dark about many of the moments that make up our history. In history class, we were taught about the Triangular Slave Trade, ...

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