Learn about HRC's Historically Black Colleges and Universities leadership program

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.

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Impact

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.