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Chatrice Barnes
#BlackGirlMagic: The New Sorority Ritual
Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Leadership Development, Virginia Tech
Chatrice Barnes joined Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Kappa Chapter in fall 2009 at UTC. Over the last nine years she has continued to learn, and sometime unlearn, what it means to be a role model, a sister, and a friend. During her time at UTC she was also involved in NAACP, Up ‘til Dawn and SGA. After graduating Chatrice began her career in Student Affairs and has since worked in Admissions, Housing, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Student Activities. Chatrice currently serves as the Assistant Director for Student Organizations & Leadership Development at Virginia Tech. She is a proud sorority woman who strives to uplift and celebrate all women, especially Black women as they are often reflected poorly in media and in public perception. Her research interests include identifying sites of community for women of color and understanding how men navigate feminism. In her free time she can be found watching Living Single on repeat, exploring size-inclusive fashion blogs, and traveling to fun destinations. 

#BlackGirlMagic: The New Sorority Ritual

Being a soror can sometimes feel like being a cast mate on The Real Housewives. How does your chapter handle the highs and lows of the sisterhood? You’re invited to join me for a conversation about how to navigate female-only spaces in order to celebrate Black womanhood, foster kinship, and empower your members to thrive.