Posted on February 19 2022
Tiffanie Burt is currently a Community Projects Manager at The City College of New York, Communications Director, an Executive Board Member for Know Your Rights BK, and VP of Communications for the Vanguard Independent Democratic Association. She also serves as a beauty influencer and writer for The Cincinnati Herald. One of her favorite quotes to live by is, “My recipe for life is not being afraid of myself, afraid of what I think, or my opinions.” - Eartha Kitt. Tiffanie considers herself a thriver. She currently resides in Brooklyn, NY.
What inspired you to become a member of Sigma Gamma Rho Incorporated?
The one thing that inspired me most about being a woman of Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc. was the amazing feeling of sisterhood. I know that seems vague when we all have sisterhood but with the ladies from my chapter, it felt like Sigma was a home I could see myself in for a lifetime. The events we put on for not just the college community but for the community as a whole, told me that this choice was the best choice I could have made.
How has your organization contributed to Black American History?
My organization has contributed to Black History in ways that are uniquely different from most. We are the first Sorority and only Sorority out of the NPHC to be founded on a predominantly white campus in 1922. This one fact has set us apart from the others in that my founders had a different route when it came to establishing who they were and what Sigma was supposed to mean for generations to come. We currently use this as a way to talk about the issues in our community in innovative ways such as our Swim 1922 program, a groundbreaking initiative that seeks to promote the USA's Swimming commitment to Diversity and Inclusion.
How do you hope to make history?
I hope to make history by becoming a continuous vessel of wealthy information for my community members. I feel like our biggest obstacles in life come from a lack of digestible knowledge and information. I would like to serve as that person that is always available to get things done but also be someone who knows how to help others get things done as well. That is my commitment to making history.