BMI Campus Projects
The Black Male Initiative (BMI) at Baruch College aims to foster an environment of community, identity development and mentorship. We believe in the power of creating individualized success villages for each of our students so they have a network of individuals throughout the campus who are able to service the needs of their holistic experience throughout college.
Whether you need a listening ear, a place to study, to have your resume reviewed or just want to be communal with us, BMI is here for you.
Percy E. Sutton SEEK Urban Male Leadership Academy Scholars Program
The Percy E. Sutton Urban Male Leadership Academy (UMLA) aims to empower and support young Black and Latino male students through rigorous academic and personal support over the course of their college careers. UMLA provides mentoring, networking, and leadership opportunities to its students. (Watch video to learn more.) For more information visit the SEEK page.
The Success Network is a cohort-based program aimed to provide students from underrepresented populations, in particular Black and Latinx students, with the necessary tools to graduate. We guide our students through academic and social integration as they transition into college. The Success Network utilizes an intensive pre-college seminar, monthly workshops during the academic year, as well as peer mentoring to propel our students to involve themselves in co-curricular activities on campus, move successfully toward graduation, and be career ready. For more information visit the Success Network page here.
Women Empowered for Success
Women Empowered for Success (WES) aims to empower the whole aspect of a woman by helping them to gain confidence and to work towards becoming the best version of themselves, while allowing their light to shine. For more information on WES visit their page here.
Collaborations with Student Clubs and Organizations
BMI partners with Black and Latino student clubs and organizations to support them in planning, promoting, and implementing educational, career, and social events with their own unique voice and perspective. It is our hope that students will feel empowered as they learn the value of collective action and collaboration, thereby building a strong Black and Latino community on campus. This will add to the richness and diversity of Baruch’s community.