To promote the scholarship, legacy, and tradition of our nation's Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through active community engagement, student recruitment, and the promotion of academic success and college completion throughout Western Pennsylvania.
1. Actively recruit prospective students to attend HBCUs
2. Promote the importance of academic success and college completion
3. Develop community activities and programs that perpetuate HBCU culture
4. Create professional networking opportunities for HBCU alumni
5. Advocate for the institutional advancement, sustainability, and equitable treatment of HBCUs
In The News
2019 Circle City Classic
Battle of the Bands & HBCU Football Game
September 28, 2019
$100 per person, includes round trip transportation, game ticket, and snacks.
Contact Dr. Robinson for more info
HBCU College Fair
Thursday, October 10, 2019 @ CCAC Allegheny Campus, Foerster Student Services Building.
4:00 - 8:00 pm
What's an HBCU?
HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African American community as well as the entire nation. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.
Attending an HBCU changed my life.
— Vince Elliott, Alabama State University
Historically Black Colleges and Universities, or HBCUs, have played an important role in enriching the lives of not just African Americans, but our entire country
— Ric Keller
The power of HBCUs reflects the power of the Black Community.
— Dr. Christopher Robinson, Jackson State University
I will never trade my HBCU experience for anything in the world.
— Darnell Clark, Grambling State University