Student organization comes together to empower young women


SISTERS is involved in community service and fundraising on campus.

Courtesy of Jordyn Crosby

Left to right: Jordyn Crosby, Tashay Brown, De’Aushea Usher, Amaiya Bailey, Tyler Lawson. The goal of the SISTERS organization is to empower and inspire women.

DeKALB — the SISTERS organization is a student organization that focuses on community service for young women. The organization is open to all female students regardless of class, race or sexuality.

The result is a very diverse organization focused on making young women feel safe and stronger in their communities through community service, community building events, providing valuable information and a safe space to enjoy.

“We seek to empower, uplift and inspire young women on the campus of Northern Illinois University,” reads their Instagram biography.

Members of The SISTERS organization regularly participates in fundraisers, community service, and club programs on campus. Some examples include the Tribute to Black Men fundraiser at DuSable, the Northern View cleanup with the Residence Hall Association, and the karaoke and trap painting event at the Holmes Student Center.

These different events are planned “on a daily basis”, said member Jordyn Crosby, which leads to a high level of variety for what the club can do. Whatever they plan though, it all ties into the young women’s goal of bettering the community we all live in at NIU.

The community efforts of SISTERS culminate in the seven days of SISTERhood.

From April 10 to April 16, the SISTERS organization “will organize many events such as a CV workshop, an autism awareness walk, a discussion on sexual assault, information about our organization, a barbecue with games, food and music and finally we will have a closed Community Service Event for members only,” Crosby said.

Crosby said students wishing to join the organization must attend an information meeting where they will receive an application.

There will be an information meeting during the next seven days of SISTERhood which will provide an excellent opportunity for interested students.

Students can find the SISTERS organization at the Holmes Student Center or on instagram and Facebook. Instagram is where they’re most active these days, posting updates on events and acting as a voice for the organization.

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