The National HBCU Leadership Summit, led by the HBCU Program, 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.
This national 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 intersection of being Black and LGBTQ+. These summits will 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.
Come back for the next round of applications in 2024.
Rising undergraduate sophomores, juniors, and seniors who identify as LGBTQ+ and are currently enrolled at an HBCU are eligible to apply
Each candidate may only submit one application
Eligible candidates must provide their resume with a current GPA, and a high resolution headshot.
Must be a change agent who seeks to improve the lives of LGBTQ+ folks.
Must be willing to complete a capstone project.
For selected candidates, the HRC HBCU program will cover travel expenses, accommodations, and all meals to/from our Washington, DC office.