What is HBCU Night?
HBCU Night is a 501c3 nonprofit organization (HBCU Night, Inc.) and a multifaceted event that celebrates African American heritage, creates awareness for Historically Black Colleges & Universities and global equality.
Mission: Providing admissions resources, HBCU enrollment opportunities and networking opportunities to attendees.
Vision: Our vision is to increase the HBCU Night attendance rate of prospective college students from lower socioeconomic upbringings by 20% annually, until capacities are reached. Overall, educate attendees about illustrious HBCUs, scholarships, HBCU Tours and guide them as they continue their pursuit of becoming erudite scholars.
HBCU Night consists of five separate components:
1.) HBCU Fair: This element grants access for all prospective college students who are seeking information about the illustrious HBCU experiences that are offered. Admissions representatives will be present to hand out brochures, explain the special curriculum and programs each HBCU has to offer, motivate attendees to explore higher learning and scholarships as well.
2.) Diversity & Inclusion Career Fair: This element of HBCU Night serves as an opportunity for current HBCU juniors and seniors seeking internships and entry-level jobs. These aspiring professionals receive advice for interview etiquette, resume building feedback.
3.) HBCU To Executive Panel Discussion: This component affords undeserved prospective college students and current HBCU students the opportunity to connect and learn from professionals who have successfully navigated HBCU life and beyond. In addition, students will gain exposure to the variety of academic resources ensuing a seamless transition to higher education. The panel also includes a scholarship presentation for a recognized scholar.
4.) Black Excellence Mixer: This component engenders the spirit of celebration and community. This element of the night also provides an opportunity for alumni/donors to participate in fundraiser activities for their respective chapters or for a college fund organization of their choice. This mixer is filled with industry professionals engaging in special reunions, networking, soulful music and celebrations of Black Excellence and HBCU Pride!
5.) Live Entertainment: HBCU Night partners with large corporations, live entertainment entities, sports franchises and venues that provide memorable experiences.