CREATING PERSONAL SUCCESS ON THE HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY (HBCU) CAMPUS helps first-year students to learn about themselves as individuals and celebrates the HBCU higher education experience. Whether students are attending an HBCU because of its history, family recommendation or legacy, or as a choice of convenience, this book will provide the history and purpose of HBCUs. Many HBCU first-year students are in large part first generation college students who will benefit from this introduction to the resources available to them in the HBCU community.
Table of Contents
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.