Chryssy Abdool ’13 recently formed a women’s initiative, Miss Mondays, designed to give William Smith students the opportunity to socialize with other women both on-campus and at other colleges through a variety of fun and relaxing organized activities.
Abdool chose the Intercultural Affairs Office as a meeting spot for Miss Mondays because it is known as a place for students of all colors, races, genders, ethnicities, and religions to come together for various reasons. Additionally, a men’s initiative has met there for some time. With the help of the Intercultural Affairs staff, Abdool created Miss Mondays and arranged for them to meet at the Intercultural Affairs hose each week on Monday, from 7 to 10 p.m.
“Some nights we would get together and watch our favorite television shows, or some nights we might want to kick back and do manicures and pedicures, or we might even want to learn how to cook with one of our faculty members,” explains Abdool.
Once a month, the young women who attend take an off-campus trip to meet with women from other colleges. In March, participants went to Syracuse University to watch a basketball game and have dinner with the team afterward.
Last semester, the students gathered at the Intercultural Affairs house to participate in events such as ice skating, spa night, cooking with Ms. Edith, massage, hot latte night, game night, and a video game tournament.
For the spring they are planning to take part in activities such as rollerblading, mall trips, jewelry making, and ice cream making.
Any interested William Smith student is welcome to attend.