MBMI and MBWI Applications Open

The deadline to apply to Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative and Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative for the 2019-20 year is 11 p.m. Friday, July 26.

Applications for the 2019-2020 Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) and Mizzou Women’s Initiative (MBWI) programs are now available! Both are programs provided by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center in which accepted students receive elective credit toward graduation requirements.

Interested students must submit an online application. To access the electronic application, visit mbmi.missouri.edu or MU Engage – GOBCC/MBWIAll applications must be submitted online no later than 11 p.m. Friday, July 26, 2019. 

Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI)

MBMI is an award-winning two-year leadership and identity development program provided by the GOBCC designed to assist in the successful transition of Black freshmen males into the collegiate environment.  

There are three pillars that guide the operation of the program: support, development, and involvement. Students are supported through one-on-one meetings with professional staff members and peer mentors to allow time for goal setting, academic monitoring, and social support. Leadership skills are developed through the SSC 1150, SSC 2100, and EDLPA 3100 courses; participation in leadership activities; and community service opportunities.  Lastly, students are encouraged to get involved through various campus lectures, exposure to campus resources, and networking events with faculty/staff and community leaders.

Mizzou Black Women’s Initiative (MBWI)

MBWI is a one-year program provided by the GOBCC to equip Black female students with the appropriate tools to be successful leaders in the their undergraduate careers and future endeavors.

There are four pillars that guide the operation of the program: Academic Success, Career Readiness, Establishing Community, and Identity Exploration. Students explore the program’s pillars through the SSC 1150 and EDLPA 3100 course curriculum, participation in leadership activities, community service opportunities and various discussions among the group. Students are encouraged to get involved through various campus lectures, exposure to campus resources, and networking events with faculty/staff, and community leaders.

Contact

If you have any questions, please contact Donald D. Gilliam, MBMI Program Instructor, at GilliamDD@missouri.edu or Velma Buckner, MBWI Program Instructor, at BucknerV@missouri.edu.