About BWEI

Where valued mentoring and developing young Black women in their academic, professional, physical, social, identity, civic and emotional well-being meet. 

The BWE-I Initiative at LSU aids in ensuring an environment where Black women can thrive as students. A small team of students and staff advocate for their holistic well-being in this program with the assistance of campus partners, community members, students, faculty, and staff. We believe the BWE-I Initiative is where valued mentoring and developing young Black women in their academic, professional, physical, social, identity, civic, and emotional well-being meet. We advocate for equity in resources and opportunities, and strive to bring everyone in the LSU community to work towards the retention, matriculation, and graduation of our students. Everyone participating in the initiative must embrace the value of mentoring young women as they strive to reach their fullest potential, while focusing on their academic, professional, physical, social, identity, civic, and emotional well-being.

Our Mission

The Black Women’s Empowerment Initiative was established to promote, maintain, and advance the well-being of Black Women at LSU. Our purpose is to promote equity and community building by cultivating intentional spaces for Black Women to gather, developing workshops and programming around pertinent topics, and holding space together.   

We have emphasis on developing female leaders with a drive and ambition who want to continue to uplift women in today’s society. Each individual participating in the initiative should embrace the value of nurturing young women as they look toward brighter futures while focusing on the development of the social, emotional, educational and physical needs of young minority women.

Our Goals

This cohort-based program that will address the holistic well being and academic success of Black undergraduate women. We strive for...

  • Physical Health/Mental Health
  • Professional Development
  • Economic Empowerment
  • Identity Development/Self-Awareness
  • Civic Engagement
  • Academic Excellence/Education

 

Meet the Coordinator

COMING SOON!