Paying it forward

After finding love and friendship at State, alumni couple works to support future Sycamores’ growth and self-discovery.

BY Judy-Anne Goldman

What does it mean to be black in America?

Vice President of Student Affairs Willie Banks says ‘there is no barometer on being black.’ He uses his experiences of the world, his loving family and encounters with intolerance to make the campus a better place for Sycamores.

BY Jamina M. Tribbett

Striving for greater equality

In addition to advocating for a resource center on campus, Sycamores affiliated with the student group Spectrum offer education on gender and sexuality issues and provide a safe space for their peers.

BY Libby Roerig