Dr. Eva Fletcher is the newly-elected President of the fictional Georgia A&M University. Upon arriving, Eva is charged with saving the prestigious HBCU from bankruptcy and her twenty-year marriage from crumbling while managing a tumultuous relationship with her rebellious only daughter. A diverse group of freshman also promises to keep Eva's hands full.
GAMU kicks off Spirit Week; Eva deals with the fallout of her daughter's transgressions; Pettiway pushes for her resignation; Cedric faces murder charges and a public conviction; Sydney sparks a risky friendship.
After giving Jason an ultimatum, Eva gets an unexpected overture from Derek; Sydney starts a new gig; guilt and remorse hypnotize Cedric after his release from jail; Noni becomes tasked with a difficult challenge.
Eva makes Cedric an offer he can't refuse; Cecil Diamond receives harrowing news; an ominous Twitter feed rocks GAMU's campus; Noni gets advice from an unlikely ally; Sydney makes a chilling discovery.
President Eva Fletcher tracks the identity of the students in the leaked security video and lays down the law about rape culture on campus; a distraught Sydney struggles to cope with her personal life.
On the heels of Sydney's rape allegation, President Eva Fletcher and Coach Hardwick hear different sides of the story in search of the truth; BoJohn makes a bold play that backfires in his face.
Cecil Diamond tries to make amends with his sister before Battle of the Bands; Dr. Eva Fletcher faces an ugly spousal support battle with Derek; Noni runs into more band trouble.
Cedric gets a visitor from Chicago that shakes his whole world; BoJohn and Junior take a class experiment too far; Cecil Diamond comes face to face with the reality of his health; and Eva brings Sydney back to GAMU.
After winter break, Eva is hit with the news that Terrence Berry's family is demanding a public apology; Cedric has his first brush with student activism; Cecil Diamond discovers Noni's betrayal.
An outbreak of norovirus on the GAMU campus leads to the discovery of a broken refrigeration system, forcing Eva to face Terrence Berry's family a second time to request an extension for the settlement payment.
Eva meets with an SGA leader to propose a solution to Georgia A&M's looming financial crisis; Noni makes a big play to win back Cecil Diamond's trust by using her computer science know-how.