About the Fellows Program
BMLI Mission Statement
The purpose of the LSU Black Male Leadership Initiative, or BMLI, Fellows Program
is to help improve retention, graduation and participation rates for black male students
through mentoring, leadership development and academic support, while connecting these
students with faculty, staff and the campus community.
- Develop and maintain strategies to help improve retention rates for Black males attending
LSU using assessment tools and best practices.
- Help Black male students become more active and invested in campus life.
- Provide relevant programming designed to holistically develop Black male students.
- Increase academic and professional networking opportunities for Black males within
and beyond the university setting.
- Increase campus awareness about academic and social issues affecting Black male student
success at Predominately White Institutions, or PWIs.
- BMLI Brother-2-Brother Retreat
- Educational and Career Development Workshops
- Community Service Projects
- Southwestern Black Student Leadership Conference
- BMLI Fellow Socials
- LSU Preview Day for Males of Color
Why Get Involved
The LSU BMLI Fellows Program is a great way for African American male students to
connect with other African American male students through academic, leadership, citizenship
and social programming. Participants will be able to connect with faculty, staff and
the LSU campus community and will be able to translate the experiences gained in the
LSU BMLI Fellows Program to other areas of their personal and interpersonal development.