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By Emily Parma
Assistant Web Content Manager

The NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) has had an active chapter at Texas State for more than a year, thanks to current president Stephen Rollins, Texas State English senior.

The organization is nationally recognized. Founded in 1909 in New York City by white and black intellectuals, the organization is the oldest and largest civil rights organization. Today, the national organization has about 425,000 members.

If you want to be involved with the Texas State NAACP chapter’s executive board, which allows members to vote and participate in leadership roles, like event planning, yearly dues must be paid to the campus organization: $15/year for 18+, and $30/year for 21+.

Photo courtesy of NAACP.

5-6 p.m. every other Thursday in LBJ 3-31

“The purpose of the NAACP is to inform, educate (and) immobilize a militant generation of youth in college individuals.” — Rollins

Who should join?
“Anyone who cares about social inequality issues; we welcome anyone and everyone. We especially don’t mind people who don’t mind working (going to meetings, quad days, planning and implementing events, and community events.”— Rollins

How do you get involved?
“Come to meetings. We are 30 strong and growing fast. There is a place for everyone (regardless of race and ethnicity) in our organization.” — Rollins

The Texas State NAACP chapter has special upcoming events that are open to the student body and the community. Special events include gun violence events, My Brother’s Keeper, an HIV clinic and a poetry slam. For more information about these events, visit the chapter’s Facebook page.

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