Benefits and Expectations

“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
— Booker T. Washington

Our Mission

The Black Male Initiative (BMI) establishes a sense of community and connectedness through social bonding activities, academic and professional workshops, and engagement in cultural travel experiences, which assists in the retention and persistence to graduation from NC State.

Learning Outcomes

  • students will participate in workshops/programs to develop skills that will assist them in preparing for their career aspirations
  • students will be able to identify and appropriately use resources on campus to aid them in achieving academic success
  • students will develop skills to create, maintain, and strengthen interpersonal and professional relationships with peers, faculty, and staff.
  • students will expand their understanding of Black culture through exploring masculinity and social justice issues

Our Capitals

Through exploration of the capitals students


Afforded opportunities to aid them in securing their career goals during and after graduation from NC State.


Learn about and apply resources and engage with campus partners who will aid them in successfully matriculating through their collegiate experience.


Afforded opportunities to aid in their knowledge, awareness, and skills of interdependence and create community.


Through exploration of this capital participants are afforded opportunities to aid them in analyzing Black Culture through the lens of social justice.

Borrowed from Tara J. Yosso’s Cultural Wealth Model