S.O.J.O.U.R.N. stands for "Sisters On a Journey Of Unity Renewal and Networking."
The primary purpose of S.O.J.O.U.R.N. is to promote and support the retention of black female students at SLU by connecting them to instrumental and social resources. The group's goals are (1) to connect black female students to a larger network of "mentoring" black women on campus and in the community and (2) to actively involve black female students in supportive out-of-class and academic activities.
S.O.J.O.U.R.N. was first started in 2006 by the faculty of the African American Studies Program who saw a need to enhance networking opportunities between Faculty, Graduate Students, Upperclassmen, and Freshmen/Transfers in addition to helping young ladies of color as they matriculate through the SLU environment.
Meetings are held throughout the semester and focus on a discussion topic of interest that appeal to the young ladies. Events, like our staple Bon-Fire, are also held to increase the bond and networking experience among mentors and students.
To see the latest news, meetings, and upcoming events, click here to access the S.O.J.O.U.R.N. Group Homepage on Facebook.