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AUC style... Our fashion field trip to Atlanta's Historically Black Colleges & Universities

By- Jasna Horton (Morgan State University)



Dorion Standberry
(Clark-Atlanta University –BET’s College Hill, Season 5– via Beaumont, Texas)


How important is fashion at your school? Students have their own sense of style here at Clark, it’s really diverse.

What has your college experience been like with BET’s reality series (College Hill)? The first few days were kind of hard; really weird. But, a lot of great opportunities have opened up for me after appearing on the show, [for example], meeting and working with Tyler Perry.

Thank You Dorion!!! Sure, you’re welcome.




Marcus Daniels
(Morehouse College –Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.– via Oxon Hill, Maryland)


How important is fashion at your school? At Morehouse, fashion is important for one reason because as a freshman, on every Tuesday and Thursday, you must dress up… to help portray the legacy of Morehouse men, which is embedded in our culture.

Does your student body live up to the college’s name? Yes, our student body includes gentlemen from all over, including Texas, Barbados, Georgia, Maryland, and California. There are a lot of different styles compounded into Morehouse… we are Renaissance men.

Do you feel that students of the AUC dress to impress one another? The yard is the runway! And this includes Morehouse, Clark, and Spelman.




Marquis Phifer
(Morehouse College –www.lateboots.com– via Houston, Texas)


How important is fashion at your school? There are some conservative and classic looks here.

Does your student body live up to the college’s name? Morehouse is dimensional, the way that we’re bred is different; we are taught to wear suits, bowties, etc.

Do you feel that students of the AUC dress to impress one another? There are all trends of fashion here… a sort of education in fashion [if you will]. I like European-cut suits, and I believe that tailoring is your friend!




Cheree Clark
(Clark-Atlanta University –2008 Graduate)


How important is fashion at your school? Clark has a really good fashion department, in which students are very knowledgeable on the field of fashion; receiving a lot of industry information.

Does your student body live up to the college’s name? We have very professional students.

Do you feel that students of the AUC dress to impress one another? Fashion is very significant, but it doesn’t play a big part… students give a little bit of this and a little bit of that, [it’s mixed], some students are business casual, whereas others are stylish and fly.




Kinsey Harper
(Clark-Atlanta University –2008 Graduate)


How important is fashion at your school? Certain people take fashion very seriously; going to class is like a fashion show!

Does your student body live up to the college’s name? Yes.

Do you feel that students of the AUC dress to impress one another? Morehouse and Spelman have preppy fashion styles, and Clark has vintage, eclectic, throwback... all types of fashion. Our fashion is better than Morehouse and Spelman’s, if anything, they try to impress us!



Kendrick Daye
(Morehouse College –www.artnouveaumagazine.com– via Miami, Florida)


How important is fashion at your school? Fashion and being fashionable is very important to me.

Does your student body live up to the college’s name? I believe so.

Do you feel that students of the AUC dress to impress one another? At Clark, they actually take the time to prep themselves and look fashionable in the morning; at Morehouse, [mostly], it’s really just sweats and t-shirts; no views on Spelman.



Aimeé Sims
(Spelman College –2008 Graduate)


How important is fashion at your school? Spelman women dress sporty and business casual, instead of a runway look. A lot of people here dress like where they are from; they stick to what they know.

Does your student body live up to the college’s name? Spelman is very diverse… but there is a ‘Spelman Identity’ amongst the students.

Do you feel that students of the AUC dress to impress one another? A lot of people here dress like where they are from; they stick to what they know.