Fraternity brings in relationship speaker

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    Kappa Alpha Psi will discuss relationships in college and will attempt to give students a greater understanding of the opposite sex, fraternity president Johnny Fobbs said.

    Fobbs said he hoped the event will teach people to have fun in college while discussing common stereotypes about sex, social life and academics.

    The event will feature Kristen Guillory, who has a Ph.D in Social Work, a 2002 TCU alumna and president of KSGuillory Enterprises, an event planning and public relations company. Guillory said she is also motivational speaker and adjunct professor at the University of Texas at Arlington.

    Fobbs said one common misconception is that students must have a boyfriend or girlfriend and meet their husband or wife in college. He added that students do not have to buy into the stereotype of having a concrete title for a relationship.

    “You don’t have to be in a relationship to have fun, but you also don’t have to be single to have fun,” Fobbs said. “It’s all about the social aspect in college.”

    In addition to dispelling stereotypes, Fobbs said attendees would learn more about respecting and understanding for the opposite sex.

    The event will include an audience panel discussion and information from Guillory’s personal experiences. Guillory said two hip-hop artists that her company manages will also perform as part of the presentation.

    Guillory said she was excited about the opportunity to encourage students and wanted people to see her as someone they can relate to.

    “I’m really just looking forward to coming back to my school in order to talk to my fellow Horned Frogs and sharing information that I wish someone would have told me when I was a student at TCU,” Guillory said.

    Fobbs said the event is open to anyone, and that he hoped a variety of students will attend.

    “Our mission as Kappa Alpha Psi on this campus is to make a mark,” he said. “We’re all about business and we are intelligent, young black men and work for our campus and our community.”

    What: The Truth about College Relationships with Kristen Guillory, Ph.D

    Who: Sponsored by the Kappa Epsilon Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi

    When: Thursday at 7 p.m.

    Where: Brown-Lupton University Union Ballroom

    Why: To dispel stereotypes about college relationships