Program History

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BrotherHOOD Timeline from Orientation Presentation 
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BrotherHOOD Timeline from Orientation Presentation 

The History of the BrotherHOOD Initiative

The BrotherHOOD Initiative began in Fall 2014. At that time 12 freshman students enrolled together in one course in Fall 2014 and one course in Winter 2015. These 12 students were recognized as the pilot effort to create the BrotherHOOD Initiative.

The following year, Fall 2015, a second cohort (40 students) of men of color came to EMU as freshman. At this time the BrotherHOOD Living and Learning Community was established in Sellers Hall. In partnership with Residential Life, students had the opportunity to live together as a cohort in one floor, while also enrolling in two courses together during their freshman year. We continued to recruit cohorts in Fall 2016 (37 students) and Fall 2017 (35 students). As of today, the BrotherHOOD Initiative has welcomed a total of of 124 students. Below, we present a timeline of key events pertaining to the BrotherHOOD program

*In 2016, mirroring the design and work behind the BrotherHOOD Initiative, EMU launched the SisterHOOD Initiative. Two cohorts: Fall 2016 (20 students) and Fall 2017 (21 students) have been recruited. While the focus of this report is not the SisterHOOD Initiative, we also offer program data with promising results focusing on retention and degree completion for women of color at EMU.

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