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About Us


A Brief History

Across the nation, there are many organizations dedicated to providing college access services for traditionally underrepresented, marginalized students. However, research shows a lack of support for these same students as they pursue a college degree. 


Conceptualized in 2016 as a part of co-founder Dr. Darryl Hylton's doctoral research, Dr. Hylton wanted to examine the impact of mentoring on the persistence of African-American males at predominately white institutions (PWIs). What started off as two-sections of a First Year Seminar class has now expanded into the organization we see today.

Mission & Vision

The mission of The Collegiate Black Male Network is to increase the persistence and graduation rates of collegiate African-American males through mentoring. 


The vision of The Collegiate Black Male Network is to become the leading mentoring organization for collegiate African-American males.


Core Values

  1. Commitment: We value a commitment to advance ourselves despite adversity.

  2. Community: We value the opportunity to create and maintain diverse student-centered spaces. 

  3. Diversity: We value and appreciate the varied backgrounds and perspectives of others.

  4. Education: We value a commitment to learning in and out of the classroom. 

  5. Integrity: We value an inter code of honor by doing the right thing.

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