You may have attended a historically Black college or university (HBCU) if the chill of fall weather excites you.
But not for the typical reasons like pumpkin spice lattes or the chance to go apple picking, but rather because it means you can once again rock your favorite cooler-weather HBCU gear with pride!
You’ve already submitted your vacation request for your favorite HBCU’s homecoming weekend.
Folks who have been around the block a few times already KNOW to take off that Thursday AND the following Monday.
Your current reading list is stacked with books from the brilliant minds of Black authors like Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, Ta-Nehisi Coates, W.E.B. DuBois, Patrisse Khan-Cullors, and Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.
You’re sharing your campus coming-of-age stories with any young Black teen who will listen - be they your own children, nieces and nephews, little “cousins,” students, or mentees.
Sharing how your HBCU experience has built your character and encouraged your personal and professional growth is important to you.
You won’t EVER let anyone, especially those who lack the perspective found in attending an HBCU themselves, diss or degrade yours or any of the others.
In fact, you’re probably submitting a scholarship donation right now, because investing in the longevity of HBCUs shows your lifelong appreciation for their existence.