CREATING PERSONAL SUCCESS ON THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY (HBCU) CAMPUS will help you in your first year of college to learn about yourself as an individual and celebrate the HBCU higher education experience. Whether you are attending an HBCU because of its history, family recommendation or legacy, or as a choice of convenience, this book will provide you with a rich history and purpose of your college campus. The text will also provide you with a stepping stone to learning about all of the resources available to you in your HBCU community.
1. CREATING SUCCESS AT YOUR HBCU.
So What is a Historically Black College and University? What Makes a Historically Black College and University Special? What Are Your Goals for Attending an HBCU? Activity: Who Are You?
2. UNDERSTANDING THE HISTORY OF HBCUS.
The History of HBCUs in the United States. The Great DuBois-Washington Debate. The Morehouse Mystique and Dr. Benjamin E. Mays. Activity: Your Personal History.
3. COMPARING HBCUS AND MAJORITY INSTITUTIONS.
The Importance of Role Models. Is College Life Different at a Majority White Institution? Are HBCUs Still Necessary? A Pro/Con Discussion. Activity: Role Models on the HBCU Campus.
4. NAVIGATING THE RESOURCES AT YOUR HBCU.
The Importance of Advisement. Choosing a Major. Activity: Majors and Careers.
5. UNDERSTANDING DEGREES AND THEIR RELEVANCE TO YOUR FUTURE CAREER.
About Academic Degrees. Degrees in the American Education System. Accountability in the American Education System. The Anatomy of a Bachelor's Degree. Managing Your Time. Social and Professional Networking. Acivity: University Resources Scavenger Hunt.
6. EARNING A COLLEGE DEGREE.
University Organizational Structures . University Personnel. Acceptance at Your HBCU. Academic Responsibility. Activity: The Structure of Your University.
7. NOTABLE HBCU ATTENDEES AND ALUMNUS.
Activity: Discovering Other Stars.
Appendix A. Listing of Historically Black College And Universities.
"I truly loved the "Who Are You?" questions. The reason I say this is because several themes emerge such as identity, self- introspection, reflection, personality, and self-perception. This activity allowed the student to tap into those areas while addressing the questions. I definitely would use these questions as a dialog with my students."— Jacqueline Okoh, Florida A&M University
"I would describe this book as an essential component that should be required for all orientation courses at Historically Black Colleges and Universities. It talks about what a HBCU is and what makes an HBCU special. It would make one proud to attend an HBCU."— Lisa Lang, Florida A&M University