Societas Docta, Incorporated
Since its inception, Societas Docta, Incorporated (which means a “Society of Doctors” in Latin) has supported the purpose of bringing together, motivating, and inspiring women to pursue and achieve the terminal degree in their chosen field of professional endeavor. This organization acknowledges and enhances the relationship among distinguished women, recognizes the accomplishments of women who may have been by-passed because of their gender, race or ethnicity; shares and supports research efforts and findings; and provides an international network for African American women.
Our Mission Statement
Societas Docta, Inc. was founded in Atlanta, Georgia to inspire and support African American women to achieve educational and professional excellence. Our members are committed to networking and mentoring with individuals, groups, and organizations to enhance and improve the quality of education for minorities & especially women of African descent to encouraging them to pursue and obtain doctoral degrees in various professions. All members of Societas Docta, Incorporated hold doctoral degrees.
Goal of Societas Docta, Incorporated
The goal of Societas Docta, Incorporated is to encourage African American women to pursue advanced degrees in various disciplines, especially those fields where there is a keen shortage of advanced degree holders. We work to mentor African American women enrolled in doctoral programs, providing them with physical, emotional and spiritual support, as well as scholarship assistance.