HBCU Leadership & Career Summit
HRCF’s historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU) program empowers LGBT HBCU students to be change-agents on their campus and lead resourcefully through the intersections of race, religion, gender identity, class and sexual orientation.
This year's summit will be held in Washington, D.C. on October 4-7, 2014.
- Apply to the 2014 HBCU Leadership and Career Summit
- Coming Out Guide for African Americans
- Establishing an Allies/SafeZone Program
- GenEQ Guide to Entering the Workforce
- Request a copy of Facilitating Campus Climates of Pluralism, Inclusivity and Progressive Change at HBCUs
- Watch video of the “Generation Equality: Entering the Workforce” panel from HRC's 2013 HBCU Leadership and Career Summit
HRC’s HBCU Initiative arose out of a need to support LGBT students attending historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs) after two violent, anti-LGBT bias incidents occurred at two prominent HBCUs in 2001. Shortly after the incidents, HRC convened a dynamic group of LGBT HBCU student-leaders committed to advocating for LGBT-inclusion and social justice on campuses and in their communities.
Since the program’s inception, HRC has established relationships with 30 out of 105 HBCUs by providing support to LGBT and allied students, faculty and staff who wish to improve LGBT inclusivity on their campuses.