Date

6-29-2020

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Since 2016, Wayne State University (WSU) has utilized a tiered, culturally competent approach to support Black male students. WSU is the nation’s fastest-improving university for graduation rates from 27% to 47%. This movement sprouted the commencement of programs and organizations focused on narrowing the student population achievement gap including men of color. Warrior VIP is a program that fosters belonging and community for students through the scholastic support and professional development. The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement centers on diversity and inclusion. A learning community coined The Network, is tailored towards the recruitment, retention and success coaching of Black men. The approach highlighted in this presentation is THE BROTHERHOOD, a student-led organization geared towards undergraduate Black men. This tier of the larger initiative concentrates on social action and student engagement, while encompassing facets of academic, social and emotional wellness. Through empowerment, identity, mentoring, and community, THE BROTHERHOOD aims to avail minority males to become successful college students today and future leaders of tomorrow.

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Jun 29th, 12:00 AM

How to Develop a Black Student-Led Support Infrastructure at a PWI

Since 2016, Wayne State University (WSU) has utilized a tiered, culturally competent approach to support Black male students. WSU is the nation’s fastest-improving university for graduation rates from 27% to 47%. This movement sprouted the commencement of programs and organizations focused on narrowing the student population achievement gap including men of color. Warrior VIP is a program that fosters belonging and community for students through the scholastic support and professional development. The Office of Multicultural Student Engagement centers on diversity and inclusion. A learning community coined The Network, is tailored towards the recruitment, retention and success coaching of Black men. The approach highlighted in this presentation is THE BROTHERHOOD, a student-led organization geared towards undergraduate Black men. This tier of the larger initiative concentrates on social action and student engagement, while encompassing facets of academic, social and emotional wellness. Through empowerment, identity, mentoring, and community, THE BROTHERHOOD aims to avail minority males to become successful college students today and future leaders of tomorrow.