BMI Griot

Do you want to help spread the word about young Black men doing great things at UofL? Apply to become a BMI Griot. We're making our own platform where we tell our own stories.

Black Male Initiative Griot

As a BMI Griot you will have the opportunity to develop leadership and communication skills in a professional setting. You can apply here. Griots will discover how to frame the UofL Black male experience through the lens of a storyteller or journalist. We are looking for students who have a passion for the following fields:

Advancement of Black men






BMI Griots are expected to fully participate in the Black Male Initiative and events organized by the Program Coordinator. There will be an attendance policy to be present for at least two BMI events per semester. Griots are expected to model scholarship, leadership and service during their tenure.  


Heighten engagement and awareness about the UofL BMI community

Professional development

Promote success and growth of Black Male students

As a BMI Fellow I will:

Attend 2-3 coaching sessions with the BMI Advisor

Actively engage in content creation for BMI

Maintain open communication with BMI Administrators and other BMI Griots

If you're curious about becoming a BMI Griot please email