Delaney Vandergrift, SGA President

Delaney P. Vandergrift is the embodiment of the words of Shirley Chisholm ~ “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” Vandergrift has always been a fierce advocate for students and student rights both on her campus and across the nation. Upon joining the University, she saw a need to help people of color and so her journey into advocacy began.

Delaney P. Vandergrift is a Senior, majoring in Political Science with a minor in Multi-Journalism Journalism from the capital city of Raleigh, North Carolina. Her love of the political arena can be seen in the extra-curricular activities that she has been involved with. In 2016, she co-founded a political education organization, Black University, that highlights the importance of  HBCUs and reminds students of the power of their voices in North Carolina. Vandergrift has completed two social justice fellowships, has facilitated political education workshops and spearheaded civic engagement initiatives on campus. She has completed fellowships with NC Ignite, an internship with The African American Policy Forum and currently serves as a Democracy Fellow for Campus Vote.

The Vandergrift administration stands on the platform of “The Family Plan.” They hope to continue to uplift the spirit of community, advocacy, family, and student power throughout her presidency. Upon completion of her studies, Vandergrift plans to continue social justice and advocacy work domestically and globally.