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Exclusively HBCU

Derreka Shelton

Meet the Founder

Derreka Shelton

100% Owned and operated by 2 HBCU Grads! Exclusively HBCU is a quarterly subscription box for HBCU students, alumni and supporters. We cater to all 101 HBCU's. Our motto is "We put the HBCU Experience in a box!" Co-Founders Derreka and Danielle met on the campus of Prairie View A&M University during the Spring semester in 2006. The two met through the membership intake process for Gamma Sigma Sigma National Service Sorority, by way of the Illustrious Zeta Iota Chapter. Their friendship and sisterhood grew over the years and they remained close through moves, career and life evolution. In early 2019, Derreka approached Danielle with the idea of joining forces to start a subscription service specifically for HBCU students and alumni. Knowing that there was a true void in the market for their fellow HBCU alums, they decided that the answer was a curated box that catered to their needs. The two brainstormed and collaborated and Exclusively HBCU, LLC. was born.