National Board Spotlight: Charisse Bourne

Charisse “Sanguine” Bourne
Associate Tribunal


Charisse Bourne returns to the National Board this term, continuing in her role as an Associate Tribunal. Charisse will work closely with Emily and Jessica, to round out our Judicial Board. Her role as an attorney equips her with the perfect skillset to help keep us all in check. Charisse is a founding sister of our Pi Associate Chapter in New York at SUNY College at Old Westbury. She has been an engaged alumnae, with strong connections to sisters throughout the country, and we are happy to have her continue her involvement with Delta Xi Phi on a national level!

Learn more about Charisse below:

1.) What are you most excited about for this term?
Discussing the plans for sorority for the next year [at our first national board meeting].

2.) What are your big goals for your position?
Making sure chapters are well versed on by laws, policies and procedures.

3.) What was your favorite time or memory from being an active?
Conventions! I cried after the vote at the last convention because although I knew it was a necessary adjustment (switching to the regional model) it still was difficult.  I am fortunate to be on the board where I travel at least two times a year to meet other sisters.  I hope the regional summits continue to be productive and encourage sisters to want to see other regions and sisters therefore voting to switch back to the National convention model. FYI for those who are unaware of the reason for the switch. It was due to the severely low attendance at the National conventions.

4.) What do you most enjoy about your city? Your job/career?
I’m from NYC (Queens to be exact) and NYC is the city that never sleeps. I love the fact the city is always busy and one can always find something to do. In regards to my career, I am an attorney. Which is pretty exciting in itself. I currently working towards finding a passion that makes me truly enjoy my career.

5.) Any advice for our current active sisters?
Slow down! Don’t rush to take a job or start a career because that is what is considered the norm. Travel when you can. After graduation, you will be working for the rest of your life (most likely).

6.) What do you enjoy outside of work and the sorority?
I love watching reality tv! I am a couch potato. Yes I can admit it.

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