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The Official Student Newspaper of Texas Southern University
Vol 65 | Number 02
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85 years of “Excellence in Achievement”
LIFE & STYLE BRICKS WITHOUT STRAW
The history of our Tigerwalk ALL ROADS LEAD TO TEXAS SOUTHERN
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FOUNDERS’ DAY 2012
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TSU finally tells ‘our story’ BY SIJOURNEY PORTER Campus News Editor
Since 1927, students have trotted through the campus of Texas Southern University with high aspirations of making their dreams come true. This Friday at 11 a.m. in the Health & Physical Education Arena, there will be a documentary presentation on the school’s heritage and the unveiling of a 150-page history tabletop book entitled “Our Story” for the Founders Day celebration. Through “Our Story,” this year’s Founders’ Day will bring students, alumni, faculty and staff and the community through a timeline of events that have sculpted TSU into the institution it is today. “The major reason the ‘Our Story’ project is so criti-
cally important is that it tells the true history of Texas Southern University and very few people know the history,” said James Douglas, TSU’s vice president for legislative affairs. “Many of us do not realize the richness of our history, a university like Texas Southern and the history of what black people have achieved.” From being named the Houston Colored Junior College in 1927 to Texas State University for Negroes in 1947 to Texas Southern University in 1951, TSU still remains a university that believes in its “Excellence in Achievement” motto. “I think at this point, it’s a major milestone because most people in the world have no idea that TSU has been around for 85
EDITORIAL STAFF Editor-in-Chief AMEENA RASHEED Managing Editor MECOLE HAYES Copy Editor DWAYNE ADAMS Campus News Editor SIJOURNEY PORTER Life & Style Editor KENNETH WARE, JR. Sports Editor BUCK BEDIA
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years,” Douglas said. “I relate TSU’s age to waking up one day and finding out your father is 85-years-old instead of 65. I am excited that the university has paused to acknowledge TSU’s 85th birthday.” The documentary will be told through TSU’s 11 presidents; Dr. Raphael O’Hara Lanier, 1948-1955; Dr. Samuel Nabrit, 1955-1966; Dr. Joseph A. Piece, 1966-1967; Dr. Granville Monroe Sawyer, 1968 – 1979; Mr. Everett Owens Bell, 1979-1980; Dr. Leonard H.O. Spearman, 1980-1986; Dr. William Hamilton Harris, 1987-1993; Dr. Joann Horton, 1993-1995; Dr. James Matthew Douglas, 1995-1999; Dr. Priscilla Slade, 1999-2007; and current university president since 2008, Dr. John M. Rudley.
Douglas came up with the idea of the “Our Story” book in 2006. With help from Professor Marcia Johnson, Sarah Guidry, Lucinda Daniels, Eva Pickens, TSU law school students and Dr. John M. Rudley, the book is now published. The “Our Story” book is a project of the university’s Earl Carl Institute. The book will present TSU’s 11 presidents and speak on their experiences with the university. “Everyone will be inspired by the story of a true American institution, a Historically Black University, operating in an environment when each day was a struggle for its own existence,” President Dr. John M. Rudley said.
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THE ALMOST FORGOTTEN HISTORY OF THE TIGERWALK BY YOLANDA BRAXTON* Contributing Writer
Texas Southern University has a deeply rooted history in the struggle for equality. On March 4, 1960, students from TSU organized and led the city’s first sit-in protest at a Weingarten Grocery Store lunch counter. This protest introduced a new aspect in the struggle for equal rights in Houston. By the end of March, TSU students organized the Progressive Youth Association (PYA) with the main purpose of providing direction and strategies for protests. These students led sit-in demonstrations not only in their community, but also in major stores located in Downtown Houston, which included Foley’s, Grants, Kress, Walgreens and Woolworths. On Sept. 1, 1960, a part of the battle was won for the black community when nine major businesses desegregated their lunch counters. Wheeler Street, one of the main arteries of black Houston was constantly filled with heavy traffic which flowed straight through the campus of TSU. As white drivers would drive through, they would yell out racial slurs, threats and throw objects at the black students. There were also a number of students that were hit by cars because of the massive flow of traffic. Racial injustices continually increased and on May 16, 1967 TSU students stood up and demonstrated to the city of Houston that enough was enough. It was then that Wheeler Street was filled with more than three hundred people singing and chanting for change. This demonstration turned out to be the largest single African-American protest in the history of the city. Racial tensions accelerated as over 30 police vehicles, canine squads, helmeted police officers with riot guns, tear gas and pad-
dy wagons were displayed to the demonstrators. A shot was fired and the riot began with hundreds of police officers rushing the campus retaliating with gunfire. Believing that the gunshot came from Lanier Hall, the male dormitory, the police gave no opportunities to the students that were not part of the riot to vacate. Instead, the police chose to surround the dorm and indiscriminately fire shot after shot.
bed post and my roommate was treated in the same fashion. They told us not to do anything or we would get our heads blown off. There were police on each level of the stairway who hit students with clubs and gun butts as they went down the stairs. I saw five or six students hit and I was hit.” It was also reported that the police officers trampled upon Mrs. Harbert, the Lanier Hall Dormitory Matron and ransacked her
arresting hundreds of students without placing charges against them.” Charles Freeman was the only one out of the five to stand trial which was held in Victoria, Texas due to all of the intense publicity in Houston, Texas. His trial ended in a mistrial and in 1970, a judge dismissed all charges against all five students because the bullet that killed Officer Kuba was one from his very own colleagues. Charles Freeman, one of the “TSU Five,” went from being accused of murder to a lawyer who is dedicated to representing accused criminals of felonies and misdemeanors in Harris County courts. room and personal possessions. As a result of this demAnother student told the Hous- onstration Wheeler Street was ton Post, “Until now, I didn’t then transformed into the “Tigerknow what police brutality was. Walk,” a historic and symbolic They hit us with billy clubs, pistol landmark that serves as the symbutts, rifles—whatever they had bol for struggle and the core of in their hands, they hit us with it.” school spirit at Texas Southern Students were dragged par- University. tially clothed and naked out into So the very next time you the street and forced to lie face walk, sit, or converse on the Tiger down on the cold wet ground with Walk, take a moment to appreciate guns pointed at their backs. those students that laid their lives Female students were forced on the line for a struggle from to lie face down in the dirt and which you now reap the benefits. submit to being searched by white TSU students have always male police officers before they taken a stand and created ways to were transported to jail. make their voices heard, it is now Four Hundred Eighty Nine your turn to continue the legacy. students were arrested and five The baton has been passed, leaders known as the “TSU Five,” you must embrace the struggle Trazawell Franklin Jr., Douglas and continue to lead and organize Wayne Waller, John Parker, Floyd for equal H. Nichols and Charles Freeman rights. were charged with the murder of Police Officer Kuba. Cleve McDowell, a law stu*This story was first published dent and president of the Student in The TSU Herald on Aug. 31, Bar Association told the Hous- 2007. ton Post on Nov. 30, 1967, “The Houston Police Department was unnecessarily brutal to the point of being vindictive while falsely
“...some of the students had cuts on their scalps and faces and four were seriously hurt.” A number of police bullets pummeled through the windows and walls of Lanier Hall. Louis Kuba, a rookie police officer, was shot between the eyes and the gunfire increased when the word reached to the other officers. As the police entered the dormitory, they forcibly used bolts from their shotguns and sharp edges of their axes to destroy students’ rooms. In an article by the Houston Post on Dec. 1, 1967, William Glaze, president of the sophomore class said, “One of the policemen hit my roommate with the butt of a rifle and another policeman hit me in the chin with the butt of a rifle and I was bitten by three police dogs. I saw three other students in the dorm bitten by police dogs and about twenty others hit with rifle butts or clubs. Some of the students had cuts on their scalps and faces and four were seriously hurt.” Walter Fontenot, president of the Student Honor Society also said, “Two policemen barged into the room and dragged me out of my room, my head hit against a
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Student organizations rock the house BY ARIAL COATES Contributing Writer
Students poured inside Sawyer Auditorium for the annual “Freshman Rock The House” event put on by the Student Government Association. Freshman students were introduced to several of Texas Southern University’s campus organizations through various performances. Students were given the opportunity to catch a glimpse of what TSU has to offer from a social standpoint. Some of the organizations included: TSU TV-On Demand, California Club, Hispanic Student Association, Speech and Debate Team and many more. Events like this can push incoming freshmen to become more familiar with what the university has to offer. “I liked the show and I think I might join the dance company,” said freshman nursing student Toniqua Bryant. As the show went on, even the hosts seemed to be enjoying themselves. “I really enjoyed the show,” said 97.9 The Boxx radio personality and co-host Kwame Hall. Hall graduated from TSU in 2008 with a degree in journalism and vividly remembers his first year in college. “I loved being a freshman,” Hall said. “I wanted to absorb everything TSU had to offer. Everyday was like the first day of school”. Attendees used the “#FRTH” hashtag on Twitter to discuss everything as it unfolded. The “#FRTH” tweets were displayed on the wall using a projector. “It made people feel apart of the show even though they weren’t on the stage,” said freshman entertainment and recording industry student Miracle White. White enjoyed the evening. “I feel that ‘Freshman Rock The House’ presented the organizations very well to us and allowed them to show what they were about.”
Joshua Greene and Allison Arnold inform the crowd about the Collegiate 100 Black Men and Women organizations. (Photo Credit: Joedicy Simms)
The Motion of the ocean dazzle the crowd. (Photo Credit: Joedicy Simms)
The award-winning speech and debate team gives the crowd a performance to remember. (Photo Credit: Dominique Monday)
Greek unity. (Photo Credit: Dominique Monday) One of the performers during the evening that kept the crowd entertained with their hit, “Disco Danny.” (Photo Credit: Dominique Monday)
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Life & Style
A different decade, same world
BY KENNETH WARE JR. Life and Style Editor
College is one large pot of gumbo filled to the rim with bold personalities, a handful of knowledge and a pinch of assorted attitudes. More specifically, historically black colleges and universities are unique in their own right-- Spicy! Twenty-five years ago, one television series single handedly represented the black college experience. The majority of current traditional college students may not be familiar with this ground-breaking sitcom. Believe it or not youngsters, College Hill was not the only television show centered around African-American collegians. A Different World’s first episode aired in 1987 as a spin-off of The Cosby Show. Many people associate the show’s location with Howard University, but actually its campus was Hillman College, a fictional historically black college set in Virginia. After the first season, Lisa Bonet, who’s character The Cosby show was centered around, was replaced as the main character by Jasmine Guy who played Whitley Gilbert. Gilbert was a spoiled rich girl who made plenty of assumptions and usually required a reality check from her middleclass peers. Gilbert’s boyfriend Dwayne Wayne, played by Kadeem Hardison, instantaneously became a heartthrob. His charisma and signature flip-up sunglasses would eventually earn him the right to be the husband of Gilbert. Wayne’s best friend Ronald “Ron” Johnson, Jr., portrayed
by Darryl M. Bell, was not as lucky in his love life on Hillman’s campus. He was involved in a devastating cheating scandal on the show that almost ended a friendship. Other memorable characters included the bubbly Winifred “Freddie” Brooks” (Cree Summer), outspoken Kimberly Reese (Charnele Brown) and encouraging father figure Vernon Gaines (Lou Myers). The frequent guest appearances also kept the show thriving. Jada Pinkett-Smith, Sinbad, Tisha Campbell-Martin, Lena Horne, Whoopi Goldberg, Loretta Devine, Tupac Shakur, Patti LaBelle and Roseanne Barr all appeared on at least one episode. The series was not all fun and games. It tackled issues that were avoided by The Cosby Show writers. Date rape, the “mammy” dolls, Persian Gulf War, domestic violence, the infamous Rodney King beating and the impending AIDS epidemic were all celebrated episodes throughout its successful six-year run. Producer Debbie Allen recently took to her Twitter account to express her interest in rebooting A Different World. “We need to recap this ground breaking series that is so missed in TV today,” Allen tweeted on August 23. Although Twitter was nonexistent back in the “Hillman College” days, it may resurrect the series. A reunion show has been the talk-of-the-town on social media websites ever since Allen’s comments were published. For now, black sitcom lovers can watch reruns of A Different World on TV One.
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A flash from Texas Southern Universityâ€™s past.
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HE EYES OF OUR TIGERS
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TSU fine-tunes talent, generates a plethora of stars BY KENNETH WARE, JR. Life & Style Editor
Barbara Jordan, Yolanda Adams and Mickey Leland are synonymous with Texas Southern University, but there are plenty others who have matriculated through this institution. TSU is one big family and budding graduates have king-sized shoes to fill. All these alumni are great examples for current students to hold in high regard.
MICHAEL STRAHAN In the early 1990s, ex-NFL football star Michael Strahan once sported a TSU football uniform. He reminisced on his “TSU days” on the 2012 TSU football promotional video. “My favorite part about TSU football is the band,” Strahan added, “and at halftime we would be in the locker room jamming.” He graduated from TSU two decades ago. Last week, he made his debut on LIVE! with Kelly as her new co-host.
RYAN SMALL Ryan Small also made his mark on the football field. Small was just in a different uniform. He wore a tiger suit. “I always wanted to enjoy the entire college experience,” Small said. “So I became the mascot.” He decided against aviation school in Oklahoma and made his way down to TSU. “I met so many people from around the world,” Small said. One person he met would be his future wife, Ashley Small. Both owners of Medley-Inc., a public relations firm, he is also the sole owner of Smallrock Production Company. Since his 2007 graduation, he has completed film and public relations work for Vibe magazine, the Houston International Festival, the Museum of Cultural Arts, Coca-Cola, Centric Network and musical artists such as Melanie Fiona and Wale. In addition, Small is currently completing his master’s degree.
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Believe it or not, TSU was not every Tiger’s first pick. San Antonionative Krystal Studavent’s first choice was the all-girl private college Spelman, but her family had other plans. “My family wanted me to stay in Texas,” Studavent said. After months of going to campus tours and researching online, Studavent chose to bring her talents to TSU. “I wanted the HBCU experience,” Studavent said. She admits that her first year in college was “filled with partying”. However, she did not lose track of her goals becoming active on campus. “Research different programs available at TSU because you do not want to limit yourself,” she said. She became a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and contributed to the Sports and Entertainment Legal Society. After earning her criminal justice degree from TSU, she did not want to stop there. She immediately went on to earn a law degree in 2007 from the prestigious Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Studavent is now the senior vice president of Music World Entertainment. She works closely with gospel singers Amber Bullock and Le’Andria Johnson.
ANGELA ZACHARY Angela Zachary lived in Houston her entire life and always knew she wanted to be successful. At the age of 14, a small group of pharmacists visited her high school to educate students about the health industry. “At that moment I knew I wanted to become a pharmacist,” Zachary said. She enrolled at Texas Southern University and did not waste any time. “I lived in the library,” Zachary recalled. “I was all about my business.” Her hard work paid off. In 2008, she earned her doctorate of pharmacy. Now she is a thriving pharmacist in Lake Conroe, about 40 miles north of Houston. “Take advantage of the opportunities that have been presented to you,” Zachary said.
TONY WYLLIE Tony Wyllie credits his current success as senior vice president of the Washington Redskins to his experiences at TSU. “Words cannot express how grateful I am,” Wyllie said. While at TSU, he helped start the TSU chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists. He became a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. and excelled as a sports editor for The TSU Herald. “Get involved on campus and try different things,” Wyllie said. He graduated in 1993 with a communication degree and has taken all the knowledge learned in the heart of Third Ward with him on his adventures around the world. “I would not be who I am without TSU,” Wyllie said.
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Tigers are ready to roar in a new stadium BY ERIC TILLMAN Contributing Writer The Texas Southern University Tigers will kick off Saturday, Sept. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in their new multi-million dollar BBVA Compass Stadium against the Jackson State Tigers. The BBVA Compass Stadium is the new home to the Houston Dynamo and the TSU Tigers football team. The stadium partnership is a model consummation of TSU’s public progress and recognition in the Houston area. “This stadium is a product of people who love TSU, understand TSU’s mission, and who have worked together to better TSU,” said Dr. John Rudley, President of TSU. The BBVA Compass Stadium is located in the downtown Houston east end and is over 340-thousand square feet. The stadium boasts a whopping 25-ft x 40-ft LED high definition screen, full service stands throughout the stadium, and a 22,000 seat capacity versus the 2,000-seat capacity of Delmar Stadium, one of the Tigers’ former playing fields. TSU athletic director, Dr. Charles McClelland, said the stadium partnership is
a winning deal for the Tigers. With sold out games, McClelland said TSU could generate between $300,000- $500,000 in revenue per game providing additional funds for recruiting, scholarships and bolstering of the athletic program. The new stadium also features reserve seating for current students paid through their athletic fee. Harlan Robinson, the athletics marketing and promotions manager, said students only need to bring their ID cards to gain entrance and once swiped and validated, they can sit any where in the student reserve seating area. TSU will also provide a round trip bus transportation plan for students to attend the games. More information about this plan can be found on TSU’s Facebook page. “A lot of students don’t know that they’ve paid upfront to go to each and every athletic event in their athletic fee,“ said Robinson. “This is a historic moment for TSU and you’ve paid for it, so go.” For TSU to call the BBVA Compass Stadium home, which cost $95-million to build, according to the Dynamo website, required a contribution of $1-million from the
university. Under this partnership, the TSU Tigers football team will not only be able to play in the stadium, but will have its own team locker rooms. “We have to start a new tradition,” said Justin Wheat, defensive end for the TSU Tigers. “We have the potential to be great and should have the support with the new stadium and a better football team.” The Houston Dynamo and TSU Tigers are the only partnership in the nation involving such a dynamic venture between a university and a major sporting arena. The partnership emerged as a result of support from TSU shareholders including alumni and business leaders. “Our partnership in the stadium was a result of the public interest,” said Dr. Rudley. “We were the public interest. Without public interest you can’t build a stadium.” A pre-game show featuring South Park Coalition, J-Paul and the Zydeco New Breeds, the Zap Band and Slim Thug will be held from 2p.m. – 4p.m. in the new stadium. “Students are greatly encouraged to attend,” said Robinson.
Labor Day Classic win, TSU tigers stand out in SWAC BY BUCK BEDIA Sports Editor For the second year in a row, the Labor Day Classic came down to the wire and TSU fans rejoiced as Robert Hersh nailed a career best 47-yard field goal. Tigers fans exploded to celebrate its first win in six years against the Panthers, claiming the Labor Day Classic and the Durley-Nicks trophy. The Tigers fought off adversity after costly turnovers had them trailing 20-7 after the first quarter. Led by the dual-quarterback attack of Riko Smalls and Dantavious Parker with each throwing for a touchdown. With 22,516 in attendance, the Tigers’ roar and the Ocean of Soul blasted through the stadium. The Classic was action packed, both teams combined for over 1000 yards. Smalls also punished Prairie View’s defense with 101 yards on the ground. Edward PerkinsLove ran for 88 yards on 18 carries scoring
two touchdowns, including one early in the third, giving the Tigers their first lead. 31-27. An exhausted defense allowed Prairie View a late touchdown in the fourth, but the Tigers offense and special teams carried Tigers to the finish line, with a winning drive with only 1:03 left on the clock, setting up Hersh for glory. Multiple players recognized in SWAC Robyn Shannon was named SWAC Player of the Week after a dominating performance for the volleyball team at the TSU Invitational collecting 43 kills over the Labor Day weekend. Lilliana Hernandez was named SWAC Defensive Player of the Week for women’s soccer opening week of the season, shutting out McNeese State in the second
half, in their first loss of the season. After totaling 222 yards in the air and 101 with his running attack, Tiger Quarterback Riko Smalls was named SWAC Offensive Player of the Week. Running Back Edward Perkins-Loving was named Newcomer of the Week with his play at the Classic running for 88 yards on 18 carries and 2 touchdowns. Robert Hersh was named Specialist Player of the Week after knocking down 3/4 field goals. On the defensive side, DB Le Tevin Wilcox was named Co-Defensive Player of the Week flying all over the field for the Tigers, making five tackles, one for loss and recovered a fumble returning 33 yards for a touchdown.
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on campus and around town Monday - 9/10
Tuesday - 9/11
Wednesday - 9/12
Thursday - 9/13
The Weekend 9/15 & 9/16
Friday - 9/14
Founder’s Day Program SATURDAY H&PE Arena Tiger Football vs. Jackson State 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. BBVA Compass Stadium 7:30 p.m.
Last day to file for December graduation.
Monday - 9/17
Tuesday - 9/18
Wednesday - 9/19
Thursday - 9/20
Health and Wellness Fair Recreation Center 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
The last day to register as a campus organization.
The Weekend 9/22 & 9/23
Friday - 9/21
SATURDAY Tiger Football vs. Alabama A&M BBVA Compass Stadium 11 a.m.
Volleyball TSU vs. Grambling H&PE Arena 7 p.m.
Our calendar is reserved for the advertisement of on and off campus events. If you are interested in having your event placed on our calendar, then please stop by room 221 of the Student Center or call us at (713) 313-6710. Texas Southern University Registered Campus Organizations *
100 Collegiate Black Men 100 Collegiate Black Women Administration of Justice African Pharmacy Student Association African Student Association Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc. Alpha Lambda Omega Christian Sorority, Inc. Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. American Pharmacist Association American Marketing Association Association for Childhood Education International Association of Muslim Students Association of Texas Professional Educators Baptist Student Ministry Boxing Club California Club Campus House of Prayer Catholic Student Organization Chemistry Club Chi Sigma Iota Chinese Student & Scholar Association Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Dietetics Club Divine Unity One Environmental Health Science Club Epsilon Gamma lota Inc. Gay Straight Alliance Golden Key International Honor Society Graduate Student Association Habitat for Humanity Health & Kinesiology Club Health Occupation Students of America Hispanic Student Association Institute of Transportation Engineers Intelligent Transportation Society International Students Organization Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity Inc. Kappa Delta Chi Sorority Inc.
Kappa Kappa Psi National Honorary Band Fraternity, Inc. Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity Inc. Kappa Psi Omega Fraternity, Inc. Lambda Iota Tau Latin Dance Club Life Change Living Testimony Gospel Ministry League of United Latin American Citizens Council #4821 (LULAC) Maritime Student Association Men's Basketball Club National Association for the Advancement of Colored People National Association of Black Social Workers National Association of Black Engineers National Society of Collegiate Scholars National Pan-‐Hellenic Council – TSU Chapter Omega Delta Phi Fraternity, Inc. Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc. Phi Delta Chi Pharmacy Fraternity Phi Lambda Sigma National Pharmacy Leadership Society Pi Alpha Alpha, The National Honor Society for Public Affairs and Administration Pi Delta Phi, The National French Honor Society Political Science Club Power Lifting Club Pre-‐Alumni Association Pre-‐Health Professions Club Pre-‐Optometry Professional Society Public Affairs Club Rho Chi Pharmacy Honor Society Rho Chi Psi, Recruitment & Retention Organization Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity, Inc. Sigma Lambda Gamma International Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Pi Alpha Forensic and Dialectical Symposium (Debate Team) Social Work Organization Society of Urban Mathematicians Sociology Scholars Association Sports Studies and Leadership Association Student Health Executive Association Students in Free Enterprise Student National Pharmaceutical Association Student Planning Organization Student Psychological Association Student Society of Health-‐System Pharmacists Studio TSU Tau Beta Sigma National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc. TSU Art Club TSU Counseling Association TSU Dance Company TSU Dancing Tigers TSU Hip -‐ Hop Society TSU Men’s Soccer Club TSU Spirit Crew University Players Theater Organization Urban Financial Services Coalition Wesley Foundation Women’s Basketball Club Young Republicans of TSU Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc.
* These are the registered campus organizations as of spring 2012. All campus organizations must register again for the fall 2012 semester by September 17.