Women of Color

Women of Color (WOC) is an organization composed of students who are interested in creating, developing, and strengthening relationships among women. Members are responsible for supporting, unifying, and educating other members of the group, relatives, friends, and other women through exemplary behavior and substantial programming service on the Clinton campus and in the community. 

WOC is entirely dedicated to providing support, unity, and education for women on our Clinton campus and around the community. Members of WOC are responsible for creating and fulfilling long lasting relationships and supporting, unifying, and educating other members, relatives, friends, and other women through substantial programming, service of the Clinton campus and community, and instilling exemplary behavior. WOC encourages other groups to work together and learn to collaborate with each other and work together as a team. We host monthly social events that consist of women's issues that many of our students face today. Having these events is a great and beneficial way of connecting and learning from each other’s issues and problems. Uniting and uplifting each other is a must within this group. Overall, WOC is teaching not only members of WOC, but all students on the Clinton campus how to become better students, leaders, learners, and supporters. WOC members are role models to many of the students at the local high school and elementary school. WOC members also teach other young women how to respect themselves as well as others.

Requirements for WOC members: Each member must be a full-time student at Ashford University's Clinton campus, have paid the student activity fee, and be attending courses totaling no less than 12 and no more than 18 credit hours (exceptions may be approved by Director of Student Activities). Each member must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 throughout term.

This is a not-for-profit organization. This organization does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, disability, or military status. This policy does include, but does not limit to recruiting, membership, organization activities, or opportunities to hold office. WOC does not engage in hazing, or commit any act that causes or is likely to cause bodily danger, physical harm, or personal degradation or humiliation resulting in physical or mental harm to any fellow student or person attending the University. WOC complies with all University and Clinton campus policies and regulations, and local, state and federal laws.

WOC members meet every Wednesday at 7pm in the Student Center.

Officers:
Jasmine Powell - President
Vernetta Haywood - Vice President
Breah McBride - Treasure/ Secretary

To join, please fill out an application for membership. Anyone is welcome to apply. All events are open to non-members, as well as to members. 

Pictured:
2012-2013 Women of Color members. Front row: Alicia Nolen, Kalley Rivera, Breah McBride, and Kapree McGowan; back row: Franklin Barnes (Advisor), Vernetta Haywood, Tatiana Triplett, Deshawn Nunez, Latayzia Boatman, Mercedes Wilson, Masha Johnson, Jimiya Smith, Kelsie Streeter, Dominique Hunter, Tara Stubblefield, and Yesenia Avila.

For more information, please contact the Women of Color advisor, Franklin Barnes, at franklin.barnes@ashford.edu.

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