On Thursday, September 5, 2019 Delaware State University’s HerCampus chapter hosted its first meeting of the semester.
The HerCampus organization held its first interest meeting on the first floor of the new apartment building, Tubman Laws Hall at 11:00 am. It was coordinated and directed by senior, Samantha Carter.
The meeting was held to attract aspiring female journalists and writers on campus. HerCampus is an online college magazine for female writers, who have the ability to write about whatever they want. The main goal of the website is to encourage aspiring writers to use their voice to report about events and topics that are important to them.
Social Media Director, Amirah Johnson, gave a quick rundown on what the organization is about. She says, “HerCampus is an online magazine for college women across the world. It gives students the opportunity to write and create articles about anything. Students are able to gain published content by becoming writers for HerCampus.”
The meeting was used to introduce members of the group and get to know each other. HerCampus has a largely diverse group of writers from all over the country. It’s a great way for incoming freshman and transfers to meet new people who share a common interest.
Senior, Samantha Carter says, “we’re very excited for this semester to start. Attracting new writers will help accredit our work at DSU, which allows us to keep the chapter here going. We’re interested to see what new writers can bring to the table this year.”
During the meeting those present discussed the goals the chapter for this semester and talked about designing a new outline for the DSU page on the website.
This semester each member is expected to write at least one article every week. “If we cut it back from two articles a week to one, it’s easier on the members but we also need consistency.” Says Zaire Davis, another senior here at DSU.
HerCampus takes a lot of dedication and time, but it’s also an exciting opportunity to have published work on the internet. It helps young writers get exposure and meet other women who can empower and enhance their college experience.
The next meeting is next week, Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 11:00 am on the fourth floor of the William C. Jason Library, here on campus.