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About L.O.V.E.

 

History

L.O.V.E. was founded and organized by several upper classmen African American women in 1980. They started out meeting the Black Culture House and aiding the organization with a big/little program.One of the original organizers, Shawn Harmon, proposed the name Ladies of Vital Essence (L.O.V.E.).

Our first pledge class was initiated during Winter Term 1980 and formally introduced on December 13, 1980. Our first formal was in April and our constitution was accepted in April 1981, making L.O.V.E. an offically recognized group on campus.  

We the Ladies of Vital Essence, form this organization to promote sisterhood and unity among ourselves, to promote a positive image of diverse women and to establish a group based on mutual love, respect, dedication, particpation and honor. We choose to express our sisterhood through both social and service activities throughout the Augustana community. Therefore we form thsi constitution.  

The Order of the Phoenix is our brother organization.

 

Colors and Symbols

When we were established in 1980, our colors were pink and white and our symbols are a heart and a rose. Over the years, we have changed our colors to silver and baby blue.