THE WILLIE B. ADKINS PLEDGE
I pledge that from this day forward I will strive to love my brothers and sisters as I love myself.
I will strive to improve myself spiritually, morally and academically.
I pledge that I will study hard and develop my mind and my spirit.
I pledge to learn all I can about the contributions of those who came before me. I want to understand what the struggle is all about.
I pledge to increase my knowledge of my culture and the cultures of others.
I pledge to improve my knowledge of self so that I may live with purpose.
I pledge to set realistic goals and develop a superior work ethic.
I pledge to reach back and pull up my sisters and my brothers with the helping hand of brotherhood.
I realize that we are stronger together than we are apart.
All this I pledge.