Spelman College Top Questions

What is the stereotype of students at your school?


People often think that we are too high and that we think that we are better because we go to Spelman College.


Snobbish, rich, and smart.


I am not sure. I was told that was too high and that all the girls that attended acted high and mighty and more prestigious than they should.


Some stereotypes that I often hear about Spelman students are that your rich, your stuck up, your snobby and the list goes on. I also hear something like the following: "OOOOOOOO, you go to Spelman, wow, your really smart."


That we are elitist, snobby, and trained to be housewives. Also that we are deprived of males and therefore lead an unballanced life.


Spelman Girls are stuck up. Spelman Girls think they are better than everyone else. All Spelman Girls are proper respectable young ladies.


The stereotypes I overheard through the grape-vine prior to attending Spelman were basically that Spelman students thought too highly of themselves and were stuck up, the nickname "Hillman" as oppose to Spelman says it all. However, my interaction with my fellow Spelmanite sisters have not revealed any "bouginess" that has been too over the top or extreme, for lack of a better term. Spelman's education is top notch amongst the black institutions across the US, and the Spelmanites that have priviledged enough (and earned their way in through awesome grades and leadership) to be admitted into Spelman recognize this fact. So of course there will be and extra pep in their step, and an undeniable sense of pride, to be one of the very few Spelmanites that graces the face of the Earth. Now as for the stereotypes I have heard within the AUC but specifically from our fellow Morehouse brothers? It is probably too explicit and deragatory to attempt an explanation-just know that Morehouse brothers have portrayed some Spelman sisters with negative connotations to others in regards to how open Spelmanites (as a whole-not individually) tend to be with their personal sexual relationship with Morehouse men.