The Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholars Program’s mission is to provide students of color with psycho-social transitional support and foundational academic, leadership, and social skills to become culturally competent and academically prepared to successfully navigate Eastern Michigan University (EMU).
Two cohorts exist within our program, the Brotherhood cohort for students identifying as men of color and the Sisterhood cohort for students identifying as women of color. Through collaborative university partnerships, the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholars program guides students in their freshman year of college by providing an extended orientation, a residential community, designated courses for personal and academic development, mentorship, and workshops. Dedicated staff facilitates programming centered around three key developmental areas: academic, human, and socio-cultural. Students are connected to staff, faculty, alumni, and community members in order to provide them with a network of support throughout their collegiate journey and beyond.