Spelman College is one of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in the United States. Comprising both public and private institutions, HBCUs were ‘established before 1964 with a mission to educate black Americans although admission of all races has always been allowed’ (Wikipedia, 2017). Established in 1881, Spelman enrols approximately 2,100 women undergraduates of African descent and offers a holistic education built on academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences. Spelman is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, which requires all institutions in the southern region of the United States to develop a quality enhancement plan (QEP) that addresses a well-defined topic or issues related to enhancing student learning as part of the reaccreditation process. Subsequently, an impact report is required in the fifth year of the QEP’s implementation.