In 2008, a group of alumni who did not have access to a traditional alumni chapter in their respective cities, created The Friends of Shaw as an alternate alumni chapter with the stated purpose of bringing about real change. As Shaw University’s only “Cyber” alumni chapter, it was our hope to build a coalition broad enough to overcome any challenges the University may face going forward.  Unfortunately, we were faced with aggressive opposition and were forced to disband, but because of our love for Shaw, we refuse to surrender.

Shaw University appears to be faced yet again with some serious challenges that could place her future in jeopardy. And so, we are a new generation of Shaw students, alumni, faculty, staff, parents and friends have emerged with a different approach to addressing the many challenges we will all face in the weeks, months, and years to come.

Our primary objective is to build a coalition that will not breed mistrust nor any form of skepticism. What this simply means is that we will operate with a level of transparency that has not been commonly associated with the real affairs facing our institution. While it certainly is no guarantee that we will always have the correct answers, we will indeed provide an avenue for viable suggestions. Gone are the days that we will only be solicited after-the-fact to contribute to the many economic challenges faced by Shaw without fully being apprised of what got us to that point in the first place. We will serve notice on those currently entrusted with the institution’s future that we too, demand to be heard. So, if you have not already done so, please click the following link to register to become a member in what is certainly to be a new day in the history of our beloved Shaw University. Also, please keep in mind that you do not have to be a graduate of Shaw to be a “friend of Shaw U” – you simply have to hold Shaw dear to your heart. IT DOES NOT COST ANYTHING TO JOIN.

Now is the time for us to take charge and deal with the real issues facing our Shaw University.  Again, keep in mind that we cannot wait to see what “others” are “planning” to do. At this time of crisis many of us are extremely concerned with what is occurring at Shaw. Since, those in charge refuse to acknowledge our concerns, it is time for us to take charge.

disclaimer: The Friends of Shaw U is a fully independent website. We are not affiliated in any way with Shaw University neither is this website endorsed by Shaw University.

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