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.
Cecil Diamond tries to make amends with his sister before Battle of the Bands. Meanwhile, Dr. Eva Fletcher deals with an unsettling spousal-support battle with Derek, and Noni faces more band problems.
President Eva Fletcher tracks down the identity of the students in the leaked security video and lays down the law about rape culture on campus; and a distraught Sydney struggles to cope with her personal life.
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; and Sydney makes a chilling discovery.
After giving Jason an ultimatum, Eva gets an unexpected overture from Derek; Sydney starts a new gig; Cedric is released from jail hypnotized by guilt and remorse; and Noni is tasked with a difficult challenge.
GAMU kicks off Spirit Week; Eva deals with the fallout of her daughter's transgressions while Pettiway pushes for her resignation; Cedric faces murder charges and a public conviction; and Sydney sparks a risky friendship.
The premiere of the drama, which follows the ambitious yet secretive life of Eva, the newly elected president of Georgia A&M, a prestigious HBCU where everyone is looking to make a name for themselves.