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Black Male Initiative: Get Involved

About the Black Male Initiative


The vision of BMI is intended to increase the retention rates of African American males attending Cincinnati State.


  • Proactively exercise retention strategies
  • Support the successful transition through the academic process
  • Promote the holistic development of participants
  • Create forums for students to address critical areas

Expectations of Members

  1. Initiative
  2. Scholarship
  3. Character
  4. Respect
  5. Participation
  6. Service Leadership

Benefits of Membership

  • Elevated success potential
  • Community service
  • Networking
  • Campus involvement
  • Support
  • Exposure to expanded resources
  • Leadership experience
  • Resume building


For more information on the Black Male Initiative, please be sure to contact Brian Dell by email at

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