On a Friday afternoon in early September, the student-run steering committee for Sweet Briar’s new leadership program CIEL met for the first time in Gray 306. CIEL stems from the French word for “sky” and stands for “creativity, innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership.”
When the first 51 women enrolled in Sweet Briar Institute in 1906, they were making history — in more than one way. At the time, most women didn’t go to college, especially not in the South. More than a century later, first-year students at Sweet Briar College are still doing their own thing: they’re among just two percent nationwide who chose to go to a women’s college in 2014.
Sweet Briar’s chapter of Help Save the Next Girl will hold a candlelight vigil in honor of the women in our area who have been abducted and murdered. The event will take place at 7 tonight in Memorial Chapel.
Sweet Briar is one of “30+ Promising Places to Work in Student Affairs,” according to a national study conducted by the Center for Inclusion, Diversity & Academic Success at The Ohio State University.