Sisterhood of Queens United Among Diasporas (S.Q.U.A.D.)

Mission Statement

S.Q.U.A.D. aims to provide a safe emotional space that allows young Black and Brown women on campus to feel included, empowered, and celebrated. Students will be mentored to learn the key principles of self-love, authenticity, resilience, respect, and comradery as a means for navigating Berea College and post-graduate life. We aim to provide resources and skills that benefit the students’ scholarly, professional, emotional, and mental well-being.


 Why do we need this group?

  • Black female retention
  • Sister group to BMLI
  • Strong sister support system


Student Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate tangible ways to showcase authenticity and self-love
• Discuss their intersecting identities as a Black woman and how that impacts life here at Berea College and throughout life
• Obtain skills pertaining to resiliency development
• Develop leadership skills to utilize within their spheres of influence
• Communicate professionally in any setting no matter the medium
• Identify healthy ways to exercise self-care and make themselves a priority

R.I.S.E (now formally known as S.Q.U.A.D.) Meeting