The Emerging Young Leaders (EYLs) of Xi Omega chapter went on an exciting, informative college tour on Tuesday, April 3rd during their Spring Break.
Xi Omega's EYL Co-chair Priscilla Chatman arranged a tour of both Georgetown and George Washington Universities. The day started at Georgetown with a campus tour followed by a panel presentation arranged by Soror Sonya Sims. The Vice President of diversity spoke as did the Associate Dean of Students, the Director of Community Affairs and one male and one female student, all African Americans, who presented to the EYLS on college life and the preparation needed to get there. The EYLs asked many probing questions during the informative question and answer session which proved the highlight of the Georgetown tour.
EYLS on Georgetown University campus tour
EYLs listen to tour guide at Georgetown University ad EYL committee looks on, in pink top EYL Co-Chair Soror Priscilla Chatman, in pink cap Soror Annie Hawthorne and to right Co-Chair Soror Vivian Smith.
The group then traveled by charted motor coach to George Washington (GW) University and were treated to lunch in the cafeteria, the Marvin Center, courtesey of Soror Edith Johnson. The action-packed day ended at GW’s Multi Cultural Center (MCC) with a two hour discussion and tour during which the group was greeted by the Associate Director of the MCC, an Alpha man, husband of a soror, and father of an EYL in another Chapter. Four African American students spoke on the panel, including an undergraduate Soror who was contemplating 5 job offers and acceptance to 4 law schools. These students shared important advice ranging from how to get accepted to how to earn a scholarship. The EYLs said they would remember this day for years to come and the Assistant Director of the MCC asked that we bring the EYLS back next year.
At George Washington University, Multi Cultural Center, the Center’s Assistant Director speaks to the EYLS at podium along with 4 students on the panel
The Xi Omega chapter would like to thank Sorors Vivian Smith, Cheryl Hill, Jessica Ford, Annie Hawthorne, Edith Johnson, Alfreda Edward, LeMarie Thompson, Sonya Sims, Raven Hill, Virginia Howard and Valaria Wilson who donated their day to assist.