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being active not only in our organiza-tion’s events but involving ourselves in other campus organizations’ pro-gramming. Most importantly, my vi-sion for embracing the leadership initiative on a collegiate platform within the next biennium is for us as collegiates to lead and improve our Programmatic Thrust – Educational Development. We are in an interesting era where we are holding perspective members to a higher standard than ourselves. We have to change this paradigm and begin setting ourselves to the same standard we expect of others. This can be done by holding ourselves ac-countable in not only our academics but improving perceptions of how un-approachable we are on campuses. s Empowerment: As time changes, so do the dynamics encompassing our generation. We are in an unset-tling s92 DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY, INC. time where we no longer “lift as you climb” and we need to get back to that practice. We should strive to continually send a unified message of empowerment while uplifting each other and those who aspire to be-come members of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated. My vision is that we come to the realization that unless we empower one another, so-ciety cannot be expected to elevate us. We are “one sorority” with an im-mense amount of strength that em-bodies the true form of fortitude and courage. So this may seem overwhelming upon first glance, but within a bien-nium filled with determination, hard work, dedication, and consistency, implementing this vision will be a matter of reexamining our purpose as individuals, as a sorority and a corporation. I hear the questions and con-cerns of my fellow collegiates regard-ing reactivating chapters and the restructuring of city-wide chapters and their charters. Trust me these concerns are being addressed. I am here to serve you and with your help in implementing my biennial visions as national second vice president, I can focus on the many concerns facing the collegiate body. This job is a collective task. With each of us pulling our weight, I can guarantee a satisfying solution that will lead to us achieving a successful end. To my collegiate sorors, make sure while you are “On the Yard” you are leaving a positive footprint that will build the foundation for fu-ture years and generations to stand on and, more importantly, a bridge to carry us over into the next 100 years of service. So are you ready? On your mark. Get set. Go! s


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