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Signature Programs

Big Sista-Little Sista
Sista Friends
Ida B. Wells
Persist
Umoja House
La Casa Rosario Castellanos


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Big Sista-Little Sista

Big Sista/Little Sista is a mentoring program for students of color, pairing
first-year students with upper-class student leaders.



Sista Friends

Sista Friends is an alumnae-student mentoring program designed to foster a unique support system for first year Ida B. Wells Living Learning Community members. Alumnae mentors will be asked to draw from their experiences to provide guidance and valuable strategies for coping and succeeding at Mary Baldwin College and beyond.

Sista Friends brochure (PDF)



Umoja House

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

big sister/little sisterLa 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.