The Florida A&M University chapter of Sistuhs is in the most of “Sistuhs Trip,” a week-long “vacation” of events designed to encourage the student body to become more active on campus as well as to raise awareness for mental and physical health.
The week started out with “Cupcakes on the Quad” which allowed the active members of Sistuhs to personally interact with their peers. The president of the FAMU chapter of Sistuhs, Serena Demills, said she was pleased with the turnout for their first event of the week.
“The event went great. We ran out of cupcakes within the first 30 minutes, which was very unexpected,” said Demills.
From there, they went on to host HERstory on Tuesday evening. This event was set to allow African American men and women to showcase their talents through different forms such as singing, dancing and spoken word.
“HERstory was an event set to highlight the importance of fine arts in the black community,” said Shaquille Rolle. Rolle was pleased with the number of people that showed up and participated because of the rain that same evening.
On Wednesday, Sistuhs asked the campus to share its opinion on why mental health is important with a social media challenge titled, “A ticket to My Health”.
“Our goal was to also encourage others to include their mindset when it comes to healthy living and self care,” said Catisha Joseph, the chair of Sistuhs Week.
Many students participated in the social media challenge by posting a picture on instagram in a black and white filter with a caption that expounded on their belief in why mental health was important to them as college students.
The next event for students to look forward to is the “First Class Fitness” event at 6 p.m. Thursday. First Class Fitness will be taught by zumba instructor Stephanie Coltor in the FAMU recreation center.
On Friday, students can meet the active members of Sistuhs on The Set to participate in interactive games and also to donate cans for the hungry.
“Layover at the SET will be an event where the Sistuhs take over The Set,” said Rolle.
The organization will end its week with a flag football tournament against Big Sister Little Sister Mentorship Program on Saturday at 6 p.m. at the FAMU recreational center.
“This event is just to show the unity amongst two successful community service organizations on campus,” said Demills.