By: Jessica Griggs ~Campus News Editor~
Her Campus Xavier (HCXU) will celebrate its first birthday on campus from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. on Sept. 9 in Alter Hall 207. HCXU is just one chapter of the national organization that sponsors nearly 300 chapters on campuses across the country.
They will be hosting a party to celebrate the anniversary of the chapter’s founding and to inform students interested in getting involved about how to do so and what that entails. Current members of the organization will be present at the celebration to chat with everyone and to answer any questions students may have. There will also be treats.
In general, Her Campus is a website geared toward female college students that allows students to write and publish content about a wide variety of topics that have an impact on everyday life. In an email to the Newswire, HCXU president Brittany Dillard described the mission for Xavier’s chapter of Her Campus.
“We aim to be a fun entertaining site where students can engage with content that they are interested in and is relevant to their lives on campus. Our student team writes, edits, and publishes all of their own work, releasing at least five new articles a week,” Dillard said.
Although anyone who is interested is welcome to join and contribute to HCXU, there are a few specific types of students who would find being involved with the organization especially appealing. Dillard noted that there is a need for students who are efficient with technology and handy with a keyboard or camera.
“We are actively recruiting writers, bloggers, photographers, social media gurus and marketing savvy members,” Dillard said. Her Campus was created by three Harvard students in 2009 with the aim of impacting primarily college-aged females
Sections of the website range from My Campus, where the articles and blog posts are specific to different universities, to typical magazine sections like Health and Beauty as well as somewhat more serious sections like Career and LGBTQ+.
Students interested in contributing to HCXU can attend the birthday celebration to get more information or visit the website at http://www.hercampus.com/school/ xavier.