Historically Black Colleges & Universities -

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Spelman College Highlights

  • Liberal arts college founded in 1881 and is the oldest HBCU for women in the country.

  • Motto: Our whole school for Christ

  • Colors: Columbia blue and white

  • Mascot: Jaguars

  • Ranked as 1 of the nation's best liberal arts colleges and #1 for the nation's best HBCUs

  • Has the highest graduation rate among HBCUs

  • Notable Spelmanites:

    • Alice Walker​

    • Bernice King

    • Christine King Farris

    • Beverly Guy-Sheftall

    • Pearl Cleage

    • Marian Wright Edelman

    • Rosalind Brewer

    • Marcelite J. Harris

Soror Anissa Johnson

South Carolina State University Highlights

  • South Carolina State University (formerly South Carolina State College) is located in Orangeburg, South Carolina

  • Founded March 4, 1896 as a Land-Grant College for African Americans focused on agriculture, mechanics and teacher training.

  • Motto:  Knowledge, Duty, Honor

  • Colors: Garnet and Blue

  • Mascot: Bulldogs

  • Notable Mentions:

    • Dr. Benjamin E. Mays taught at SCSC and met his wife Sadie Gray at the college as well.

    •  Has several well-known politicians, military leaders, and athletes who have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

Soror Dianne S. Campbell

Clark Atlanta University Highlights
  • Clark Atlanta University (consolidated with Clark College and Atlanta University) was established in 1988 as a comprehensive, private, urban, coeducational institution.

  • Motto: "I'll Find a Way or Make One" (Atlanta University); "Culture for Service" (Clark College)

  • Colors: Red, black and gray

  • Mascot: Panthers

  • Notable Alumni: Spike LeeRalph AbernathyEmmanuel LewisHenry Ossian Flipper​, Georgia Douglas Johnson

  • **Highlight: Soror Tikica is a Charter Member & President of the Athens Chapter of the Clark Atlanta University Alumni Association, Inc.**

Soror Tikica Platt