Claflin University: The Best HBCU Tucked Away On The Hilltop High

Nov 17, 2017
Mercy Chikowore, Contributor
Communications Pro & Advocate for Women and Girls
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Hey Honey! Hey Sweetie! Hey Sugar!” Those aren’t cat calls but the sugar-dipped names you were baptized with when you walked on campus.

“Hey Honey! Hey Sweetie! Hey Sugar!” When you go to lunch, a carefree cafeteria lady dancing to “Knuck If You Buck” checks your I.D. and you make a beeline to your daily table.

“Hey Honey! Hey Sweetie! Hey Sugar!” Every turn is like a family reunion and like Cheers, everybody knows your name.

“Hey Honey! Hey Sweetie! Hey Sugar!” Welcome to Claflin University.

If you’ve never heard of it, it’s one of the South’s best kept secrets on the hilltop high and one of the top 10 HBCUs you’d be lucky to graduate from. Over 150 years ago, Claflin was the first South Carolina university open to all regardless of race. Today, our quaint but growing HBCU continues to welcome diverse students and nurture their passion to change not only their own circumstances, but the world. During our matriculation, we all became a part of a unique learning tradition that focuses on the whole person.

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