Her Campus comes to Xavier

By: Hailey Dezort ~Guest Writer~

The national online magazine Her Campus has launched a Xavier University chapter. Her Campus was founded in 2009 by three Harvard undergrads and targets the female college student demographic.

The online magazine features articles and blog posts about topics that college women are meant to relate to. The website includes a number of different sections such as Style, Beauty, Health, Love and Career.

Her Campus is represented on over 200 campuses across the nation, Xavier now included. Juniors Danielle Curtis and Brittany Dillard co-founded the Xavier chapter and serve as the Her Campus correspondents.

“We thought Xavier could use a forum for fun, lighthearted articles about things that are relatable to Xavier students,” Curtis said. “Her Campus gives us the freedom to talk about everything from Xavier’s nightlife to the Core curriculum.”

Xavier’s Her Campus website includes all the same sections as the national web magazine and also features sections specific to Xavier such as Campus Celebrities profiles, Campus Cuties profiles and campus snapshots.

Her Campus will accept Celebrity, Cutie and snapshot nominations through email, Facebook and Twitter.

The first Campus Celebrity was junior Sydney Smith and the first Campus Cutie was junior Nick Goliath. The first blog article Her Campus Xavier published was “The Ten Ways to Make the Most out of Your Freshman Year,” which lists points meant to resonate with the Xavier community.
Although Her Campus Xavier has already launched, both Curtis and Dillard hope to see their team expand.

“It’s a great opportunity for students who are interested in journalism, public relations, editing or photography to get some real world experience,” Curtis said.
“We’re open to whoever wants to help,” Dillard said. “There are a lot of different dimensions outside of the writing portions like managing the social media and coming up with promotion ideas.”

“We feel the stronger the team gets, the better Her Campus can be,” Curtis said. “We want different opinions and perspecitves.”

To check out Her Campus Xavier or to learn more about getting involved, visit http://www.hercampus.com/school/xavier and follow them on Twitter @HercampusXavier.