Dillard University was the product of two excellent schools combining into one larger effort to serve New Orleans' African American community. Straight College and New Orleans University (previously named Straight University and Union Normal School) were each established in 1869. As the population and desire for higher education increased, Black leaders decided to merge the two into Dillard University years later. This institution, named after James Hardy Dillard, aimed to offer a traditional liberal arts curriculum to a predominately African American student body. Dillard opened its doors in 1935 and has been evolving and growing in number ever since.
Despite challenges of racial tensions in Louisiana during the 20th century, the destruction of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, and other setbacks that many HBCUs face, Dillard's leaders have continuously pushed beyond blockades and made this institution the renowned choice of many African American and Black students today. If you're a current member of the Dillard Bleu Devils, alumni, or prospective student, our officially licensed Dillard University apparel will get you even more excited to rep the royal blue and white. With every purchase made with us in this collection, a portion of the proceeds is given back to Dillard University.
Our Dillard apparel is both stylish and comfortable, offering looks that suit everyone's personal taste. Whether you keep it dressed up with cardigans or shawls, or prefer an athleisure look with shorts or leggings, we have options that'll feel like they were made just for you! With our popular GOAT shorts and leggings, you can kick it at home or head off to the gym. Our Dillard tees are perfect for both men and women, offering a tailored scalloped bottom that looks great no matter where you're headed. Pick up one of our Dillard rain jackets to keep dry but remain on point. No matter what you choose, you'll look good while also supporting your school. Step out on campus with our high-quality Dillard apparel options to have everyone asking who your clothing plug is! If you have any questions about our Dillard University apparel, please contact us for more information.