Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative

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The Mizzou Black Men’s Initiative (MBMI) is a leadership development program provided by the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center.  We understand that leaving home can be challenging, therefore, the purpose of the program is 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 course, participation in leadership activities, and community service opportunities.

Lastly, students are encouraged to get involved through various campus lectures, exposure to campus resources, and our networking events with faculty/staff, and community leaders.

Learn more about the MBMI program by downloading our brochure here.

If you have any questions about the MBMI program contact Jonathan A. McElderry, Director of the Gaines/Oldham Black Culture Center at 573.882.2664 or mcelderryj@missouri.edu.