BrotherHOOD Initiative

The BrotherHOOD Initiative (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) is a university-wide initiative designed to engage and foster a stronger sense of community for all students with a specific focus on men of color at EMU. Through collaborative partnerships throughout the university, the BrotherHOOD offers programs and services designed to guide students in three developmental areas (academic, socio-cultural and professional development).

BrotherHOOD Living and Learning Community

The BrotherHOOD Scholars is a residential community welcomes first-year men of color enrolling at EMU. The community provides year-round academic, personal, and professional support for a successful transition to college. The community focuses on fostering a strong sense of belonging for men of color at EMU with an emphasis on four community pillars: Healthy Relationships, Strategic Goal Setting, Achievement and Leadership, Persistence and Completion.

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BrotherHOOD Scholars

The BrotherHOOD Scholars Community is part of a university- wide initiative designed to engage and foster a stronger sense of community for men of color at EMU. Through collaborative partnerships on campus and in the community, this initiative strives to help more men of color persist and show participating in specific success-driven activities can benefit men of color regardless of their prior level of academic achievement.

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SisterHOOD Scholars

The SisterHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) Scholars Community is part of a university-wide initiative designed to engage and foster a stronger sense of community for women of color at EMU. Through collaborative partnerships with various campus offices and community organizations, this initiative strives to help more women of color persist and to equip them with the tools to be successful once they earn their degrees. The SisterHOOD Scholars Community is designed for incoming first-year women of color who are freshmen at the university.