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Welcome to the Hunter College "Brothers for Excellence" Black Male Initiative Program


The “Brothers for Excellence” Black Male Initiative Program at Hunter College offers students a personalized educational experience in which they receive varied kinds of support-academic, financial, and emotional-for success as undergraduate students.  We are also committed to retaining and increasing the academic achievement of the participating students. To do this, we offer our students academic scholarships and support services such as mentoring, tutoring, counseling, and access to dormitories.  In addition, we expose high school students to the BMI as a way to encourage these students to apply to and attend Hunter College.  Over 50% of our students have GPA's of B+ or better, and that number grows larger every year!

If you are a member of the Hunter College faculty or staff, or if you are a Hunter College graduate, you are more than welcome to join the Hunter College BMI family.  You can serve as a mentor, speaker, tutor, or role model.  If interested, please contact the BMI Coordinator, Shawn Best, at (212) 650-3458.  If you would like to receive the many opportunities being offered to members of the Brothers For Excellence, please email and the coordinator will add you to our list-serv.

On this site, you can read testimonies of students who have been a part of the Hunter BMI community, find links to our events, and discover information on various programs offering academic support.  We hope to see you at one of our weekly meetings at 695 Park Avenue in Room E1218 every Wednesday from 1 pm to 3 pm.  Food is always provided!

Click here on where to find Brothers For Excellence online.

All programs and activities of the Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin or other characteristics.

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Black Male Initiative Office of the Dean of Diversity 695 Park Avenue Room E1239 New York, NY 10065 | Telephone : (212) 650-3458 | webmaster