Ubuntu is a concept that exemplifies an African proverb based on the idea that “it is through others that one attains selfhood.” This unique Mary Baldwin University mentoring program pairs first-year students with student leaders who offer academic, emotional, and social support and positive reinforcement.
Sista Friends Alumnae Mentoring
SistaFriends is a mentoring program that facilitates meaningful connections between students and Mary Baldwin alumnae. Mentors spend time with students when classes are not in session, on an online network, and at campus events. SistaFriends supports and sustains the work and traditions of the Office of African-American and Multicultural Affairs/Office of Inclusive Excellence.
Sista Friends brochure (PDF)
The Umoja House is a special interest residence which houses five, highly motivated young women who are committed to creating and facilitating events that celebrate and explore African-American History and Culture. Working closely with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, the residents create a center for co-curricular learning and sponsor special events offered to those who are genuinely interested in learning more about African-American Culture in a safe and supportive environment. Remember: Not to know is bad but not to wish to know is worse. – African Proverb
La Casa Rosario Castellanos
La Casa Rosario Castellanos named after one of Mexico’s most important feminist literary voices, is a special interest residence which houses five, highly motivated young women who are committed to creating and facilitating events that celebrate and explore Latino culture. Working closely with the Office of Inclusive Excellence, Latinas Unidas and the Latino Culture Gateway, the residents of La Casa Rosario Castellanos create a Latino Cultural center for co-curricular learning.