BE You Living Learning CommunityPage address: https://www.mnsu.edu/cultdiv/departments/africanamerican/beyou.html
Black Male Living Learning Community
The Black Excellence in You (BE You): Black Male Living Learning Community is a program committed to ensuring the academic success and social integration of first- and second-year, Black men at Minnesota State University. Program participants will be placed in a cohort, live in a residence hall with one another, and take course together. This will help them develop better study habits, achieve academic excellence, promote leadership development, and obtain a heightened sense of self-identity.
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Mission: Provide an environment that encourages Black men at Minnesota State University, Mankato to strive for Black excellence, serve as global ambassadors, and be collegiate scholars.
Celebrate Black excellence by encouraging identity development, Black pride, and exhibiting a heightened sense of grit/perseverance.
Develop collegiate scholars who possess higher grade point averages and increased course completion percentages after eight semesters.
Achieve academic success with increased retention and graduation rates.
Provide direct, intrusive mentoring, advising, and coaching to help ensure academic success.
Expose participates to campus resources, such as: academic advising, financial aid, institutional diversity, etc.
Participants’ Learning Outcomes:
- Successfully transition and acclimate into the university setting and community life.
- Identify and utilize a variety of campus and community-based resources for increased awareness, understanding, and coping mechanisms for positive black male identity at a predominately white insitutition.
- Increase campus and social integration via participation in a Black Student Organizations such as Black Intelligent Gentleman and Black Student Union.
- Serve as a global ambassador, who develops bonds and breaks down barriers that have traditionally impeded the success of Black men in higher education.
- Promote community building and practice positive growth-mindset across the African diaspora.
For more information on the BE You: Black Male Living Learning Community, please contact Kenneth Reid, Director of the Center for African American Affairs, at (507) 389-6207 or via email at Kenneth.Reid@mnsu.edu.