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Black Male Initiative

Black Male Initiative (BMI)

Established in 2011, the Luther Porter Jackson Black Male Initiative (BMI) was created for the expressed purpose of increasing the academic and social success of Black male students through increasing interaction and dialogue between Black male students, faculty, staff and alumni. The BMI focuses on the academic and life issues of Black males ranging from retention to economic empowerment. We seek to utilize the diversity of cultural, political, and sociological perspectives that exists among Black men at the University of Virginia for the purpose of creating productive co-curricular activities for its participants.


For more information, please contact Dean Mason

Office of African-American Affairs
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA 22904
Phone: 434-924-7923
Fax: 434-924-0513