For Dillard senior Jakarah Porter, dressing for success is an important part of being a student. Taking pride in her university is also important, which is why the Student Government Association president has organized a sweater campaign at Fair Dillard. For $25, students can order a cardigan as well as a Dillard patch to be sewn onto the sweater. Though it may seem inconsequential, for Porter it is symbolic of the attitudes of the student body and a way to unify the community.
"I want students here to take ownership of Dillard and have pride in their institution," says Porter. The future law school student wants all students to be ambassadors of Dillard everywhere they go, not just on campus. By wearing the sweaters around town, students will be recognized as Dillard attendees and spread a message of pride. "The time to do this is now," says Porter. "People don't always recognize the gift of their institution until it's all over. I don't want that to happen for us," she adds.
The Student Government Asoociation is co-‐sponsoring the initiative with the Office of Recruitment, Admissions and Programming. Several staff and students have ordered the cardigan already and Porter hopes to reach a minimum of 150 orders. Payment for the sweaters can be made at the cashier's office and turn around time is usually within five business days.
For more information on how to order a sweater, contact Jakarah Porter through the SGA office at (504) 816-4103.