Welcome to Sisters of the Academy Institute!

Have you been looking for a community of Black women in higher education? Well, you've found us! Sisters of the Academy Institute (SOTA) was founded to create a network of Black women and through our connections, commitment to community, and culturally responsive professional development, we help Black women flourish in academia and beyond.  Whether you're a student, early-career scholar, or seasoned professor, SOTA is for your! This is your space to thrive, to be seen, to be heard, and to succeed. We invite you to explore our events, programs, and resources, and to become an active participant in a community that uplifts and empowers.

The Benefits of Membership

Join an international network of Black women committed to our personal and professional success in academia and beyond. Participate in SOTA's innovative, culturally responsive programming focused on integrating our full selves in our work. If you've been looking for a community of women committed to thriving not just surviving in academia, then you've found your home.  We're happy you're here!

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Signature Research BootCamp© Registration Opening Soon!

The Signature Research BootCamp© registration will open soon! Come back to learn more about our innovative one-week professional development program for advanced doctoral students and junior scholars. The program supports scholars toward dissertation completion, tenure and promotion, and manuscript development. Join SOTA's network of senior scholars and receive the meaningful small group and one-on-one mentoring you've been missing.

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