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Sisters Interacting Successfully (SIS)

Baldwin Hall - 2nd floor, West Campus

Sisters Interacting Successfully envisions a culture of unity for African American women that will help them develop positive social skills and increase self-worth while embodying the spirit of “Lifting as We Climb.” Sisters Interacting Successfully (SIS) provides a supportive environment for African American female students that fosters personal discovery through opportunities for personal growth, academic success and professional development. Sponsors include the Black Resource Center and the Student Multicultural Resource Center.

The program works in collaboration with the Black Resource Center, has six primary objectives for African American women students:

  • Promote unity among African American women students throughout campus.
  • Improve communication networks among African American women students.
  • Showcase professional opportunities to African American women students.
  • Create positive environments for African American women students to interact with one another.
  • Connect African American women students to available resources within the Black Resource Center.
  • Identify issues and needs of African American students on campus.

The SIS Living Learning Community is open to new and returning students, allowing students to share their different experiences with one another. The LLC will focus on providing academic and social resources to students, as well as the opportunity to be part of a small community.

Additional information about the Sisters Interacting Successfully program can be found here.

If you have questions about eligibility or would like more information about a specific LLC, contact the individual listed below. For general LLC information, contact the University Housing Education & Outreach office at 618.453.7535 or email at


Apply by clicking here.


Lanel Love, PhD 618.453.3470