African-American Male Initiative LLC Application

The African American Male Initiative Living Learning Community is a collaboration between the Cultural Center and the College of Arts and Sciences.  The community will be comprised of 28 students that will participate in structured learning experiences by taking two to four classes together, and participate in the African American Male Initiative (AAMI) during their first year.  AAMI consists of academic engagement, mentor support, peer connection, and student involvement.  In addition, students in the living learning community will gain leadership skills through the student-managed chapter of the Student African American Brotherhood.  Furthermore, the LLC will assist students in fostering relationships with Black Faculty and Staff at the University. This community will provide an opportunity for first year Black men to connect with each other in and out of the classroom. In addition to connecting to peers, students in this LC will foster relationships with Black Faculty and Staff. This will be a safe space where students can dialogue with each other, Faculty, and Staff about what it means to be a Black man on campus. 


  • Specialized programming to promote successful transition to academic success
  • One-on-one coaching sessions
  • Increased opportunities for strong relationships with faculty and staff
  • Programming designed to meet the needs of Black Males
  • Opportunities for peer networking

Who can apply?

This community is open to African-American Males that are first year students in the College of Arts & Sciences. 

This community is housed in Miller Hall. For more information about Miller, click here.

This agreement is binding for both fall and spring semesters. Remember that you must also apply for housing.