|Chartered:||December 3, 1992|
|History:||SISTUHS was conceptualized in the fall of 1992 by a group of young,
black women who felt strongly that women of color at Florida State University lacked an organization that addressed their needs as a whole. There needed to be an alternative that would help young, black women understand what it meant to be black and a woman in this society. These young ladies felt that there was a need to establish an organization where women of African Descent would be able to discuss and implement programs that would contribute to the uplifting and well-being of the community.The group, which was initially a book club, became an official organization in the Spring of 1993 on the campus of Florida State University. With strong drive, determination, and help from advisor Mrs. Joanne Clark, founders Akiba Jackson and Germaine Smith soon began to mold words into actions, later establishing the preamble and constitution of the organization, SISTUHS. In addition to this, the organization was created to provide a forum for women of African descent to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the history and role people of African descent have played and continue to play in this and other societies.
|Notable Achievements:||• In Fall 2015 we inducted 51 new SISTUHS- the biggest class of SISTUHS FSU has inducted yet.
• During the academic year of 2015-2016, 13 members of the FSU chapter graduated with their Bachelor’s degrees in various degrees. All of them have gone on to pursue their dreams by either going to graduate/law school or beginning their career.
• One SISTUH (Briana Pemberton) of the chapter graduated with her master’s degree in Social Work (Summer ’16)
|Address:||FSU SISTUHS – A305B Oglesby Union Tallahassee, FL 32304|
|Social Media Links:||twitter.com/FSU_SISTUHS92 – @FSU_SISTUHS92
|Affiliation:||Florida State Chapter of Progressive Black Men, Inc.|
|Current President:||Jessica Prescott|
|Goals for the Year:||• Completing more community service hours
• Starting a weekly community service project of some sort
• Increase FSU retention rate to 100%
• Enhance the financial management of the chapter.
• Increase chapter efficiency and member initiative.
|Signature Projects:||Male Appreciation
SISTUHS Around the World
Breast Cancer Awareness Walk
Monthly Street Clean-Up
Black Girls Rock (Partnered with the FSU chapters of NCNW and BFDC)
Meet the SISTUHS
SISTUHS Chicken and Waffle
Annual Service Trip