The National HBCU Leadership Summit provides a leadership development and advocacy training program that empowers LGBTQ HBCU students to act as change-agents on their campuses and in their communities while leading resourcefully through the intersections of race, religion, gender identity, class and sexual orientation. The summit is the only convening for LGBTQ HBCU students, and fosters an environment where students can be affirmed in all of their identities, specifically the interection of being Black and LGBTQ.
The purpose of the National HBCU Leadership Summit is to provide a transformative experience and build a collective of HBCU LGBTQ student-activists dedicated to equity, inclusion and justice on their respective campuses and in the community.
Develop leadership skills influencing communication, accountability and initiative
Expand comprehension surrounding your identities and how they intersect with injustice and oppressive structures
Increase network of student leaders across the nation, eager to collaborate toward institutional advancement
Organize vision of activism rooted in liberatory praxis, altruism and resilience
Redefine approaches to inclusion initiatives leading to structural/organizational transformation
Who is eligible to apply?
All LGBTQ undergraduate students currently attending a Historically Black College/University
Students with proven academic achievement
Students who are current leaders and/or looking to promote LGBTQ inclusion, equity and engagement on their campus and in the community
Students who are committed to social justice, servant-leadership, and community organizing