Our HBCU’s PrEP Ambassador Program was created to build a network of leaders to eliminate stigma and enrich the college experience for LGBTQ+ students attending HBCUs.

The PrEP Ambassador Program is dedicated to HBCU students who will serve as PrEP Ambassadors to eliminate HIV & AIDS-related stigma on HBCU campuses through public education regarding PrEP, HIV testing & treatment. The initiative hopes to reach some of the most vulnerable communities including college students by educating them on preventative care as well as on the reality of HIV in today’s world.

The application deadline for the PrEP Ambassador 2023-2024 program has passed. Check back next year!

2023-2024 PrEP Ambassadors

  • Kynna Burney, North Carolina A&T State University
  • Jamal Carr, Bowie State University
  • Kalya Dudley, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
  • Gevon Finley, Dillard University
  • Cheyanne Harris, Spelman College
  • Maya Hawkins, Winston-Salem State University
  • Ryan Lastie Jr., Dillard University
  • Amarachi Okafor, Stillman College
  • Korinne Seveur, Spelman College
  • Tyronae Smith, Dillard University
  • Shania Stowe, Winston-Salem State University
  • Maya Wilson, North Carolina A&T State University

Follow what's being said about the PrEP Ambassador Program

Learn more about the program from the direct experiences of previous PrEP Ambassadors and through interviews with our Program Directors!

Leading the Way: Two HBCU Student Leaders Share their Stories

Hear from PrEP Ambassadors Erica and Laten, as they recount their accomplishments during the National HBCU Leadership Summit.

Read Their Stories!

HBCU Program Breaks Down Stigma With its Peer Education Initiative

Derrick Webb, 2022 PrEP Ambassador and future physician-scientist, recounts his shared goals and accomplishments with our HBCU Program.

Hear from Derrick!

Program Goals and Accomplishments of PrEP Ambassadors

Learn more about the goals and accomplishments of HBCUs Student-Driven Program, followed by past Ambassador and advocate Erica McPheeters with advice for the next cohort. Article by HigherEdDive.

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"Fewer Black Queer People are Taking PrEP. Meet the Students Fighting to Change That."

Read more about our programs goals through a deep-dive conversation between The Advocate and program leaders Vanessa Castro and Leslie Hall.

Read More!


The HBCU Program

HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program focuses on promoting individual competencies and collective action, empowering leaders and stakeholders, and building a network of committed leaders in pursuit of eliminating stigma and enriching the college experience for LGBTQ+ students and the entire student body.

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Embrace Your Sexuality

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