How would you describe the blk community on your campus? – It depends on the day and who you ask. Sometimes we are unified and we will stand together on issues that concern us. However, currently we are in a state where there is a great deal of divide amongst us.
What do they need? What do they want? – It is difficult to say what they want or need. I know that providing opportunities for them to connect, network, socialize, and grow, we are providing outlets for them to become further unified. I think they could all use a little more financial aid. And, through certain channel, you can acquire it. It just takes some digging. Which should not be the case but this is how some black students are able to provide the money necessary to continue their education at DePaul
How has your school responded to these needs and wants? – For the most part, for every student has access to the resources that DePaul offers. From the career center to the different social organizations on campus. However, there tends to be somewhat of a disconnect between the Black students needs and desires from the higher-ranking stuff on campus.
What have you done to improve the student life of black students on your campus? – In running for the position of Vice-President, I have been continuing what I have been always doing for the black student body. Providing meaningful experiences through the connections I have throughout my network.
Why did you choose to attend a PWI over a HBCU? – It was a matter convenience.
What is your PWI Survival Guide Tip? – Getting acquainted with the financial aid office, meeting with your advisor regularly, establish connections with the professors of color on campus, be as friendly and cordial with the Black Student body, do not reject any populations on campus, and stay on top of your classes.