The mission of the Crown of Glory Hair and Beauty Organization is to educate, empower, and uplift women through the lens of hair, beauty, and self-image.
The name is taken from 1st Corinthians 11:15 and Proverbs 16:31.
The purpose of Crown of Glory is to educate, empower, and uplift women through the lens of hair, beauty, and self-image. The organization will mainly serve as a resource for women to discuss hair and beauty and it will also give women the opportunity to learn about healthy living practices. Ultimately Crown of Glory seeks to encourage women to embrace and celebrate their internal and external self.
While Crown of Glory is geared towards the female students of the George Washington University, all registered GW students are welcome to join as members. Friends, family, faculty, and staff are considered guests and are welcome to attend meetings and events
The George Washington University Crown of Glory Health and Beauty Organization will not discriminate on the basis of race/ethnicity, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, gender expression, gender identity, religion, veteran status, or age.
A message from COG founder, Faith Fugar:
The Crown of Glory Organization was not started by me but by God. At the beginning of the school year, the idea of making a natural hair organization on campus came up during a metro ride with my friends but I didn’t become serious about making this dream happen until Winter Break. I wondered what to call this club and I remembered an old saying of my mother’s. “Your hair has to look nice becasue as a woman it is your crown of glory”. I thought that it would be a cool name and I shared it with a couple of friends.
The series of events that occurred the next week really made me pursue this vision. First, I was reading a daily devotional and the title was “Crown of Glory”. The next day I stumbled upon the verse 1st Corinthians 11:15. I thought it was just a coincidence but when I went to bible study that Thursday the topic was about following God’s vision and obeying it. I realized that God was really speaking to me and I had to listen. I couldn’t let fear and anxiety get in the way. I decided not to focus on just natural hair because I didn’t want to be exclusice and I feel like all hair needs to be celebrated no matter what color, texture, or length. That was how Crown of Glory was born and since then everything has fallen into place! All Glory goes to God!