She also replaced the antiquated female chaperone system with 'mentors,' who helped navigate female freshmen through their first year of university study.
As much as she achieved, Slowe still fought an overwhelming amount of resistance during her later tenure at Howard University.
She was Vice President and Secretary of the Alpha Phi Literary Society, President of the Women's Tennis Club, and co-founder and the first President of Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first sorority for African-American Women.
But, in the fall of 1937, she would have to hand the fight over to her successors when she passed away from kidney failure.
Her service to the women of Howard University was inestimable, and a year after her death a memorial was held for her, where some of the most famous female crusaders of higher education for women gathered to honor Lucy Slowe's memory and legacy.
Lucy Diggs Slowe was a pioneer in African-American women's higher education, and her efforts helped improve the lives of countless women of her time.
Lucy Diggs Slowe was born July 4, 1883, in Berryville, Clarke County, Virginia to Henry and Fannie Slowe.
And, while Slowe would not see the nationalization of the ideologies she worked so hard to promote in her lifetime, she was a catalyst and inspiration for later generations of African-American women to stand up for their independence.