2017 White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities Annual Summit

2017 National HBCU Week Conference

HBCUs: INSPIRING THROUGH INNOVATION,EDUCATION AND PARTNERSHIPS

The Annual National Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) Week Conference is planned under the leadership of the White House Initiative on HBCUs and with input from the President’s Board of Advisors on HBCUs and its conference sponsors. It provides a forum to exchange information and share innovations among and between institutions. Stakeholders, which include: federal agencies, private sector companies and philanthropic organizations, provide an overview of successful engagements that if replicated could improve instruction, degree completion and the understanding of federal policies that shape and support higher education.

HBCUs are a source of accomplishment and great pride for the African American community as well as the entire nation. The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, defines an HBCU as: “…any historically black college or university that was established prior to 1964, whose principal mission was, and is, the education of black Americans, and that is accredited by a nationally recognized accrediting agency or association determined by the Secretary [of Education] to be a reliable authority as to the quality of training offered or is, according to such an agency or association, making reasonable progress toward accreditation.” HBCUs offer all students, regardless of race, an opportunity to develop their skills and talents. These institutions train young people who go on to serve domestically and internationally in the professions as entrepreneurs and in the public and private sectors.

Where are the HBCUs?

Alabama

 

        

                  

Arkansas

     

Delaware

District of Columbia

Florida

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Georgia

           

 

                         

Fort Valley

Kentucky

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Louisiana

 

                       

Maryland

                                            

Mississippi

                                          

 

Missouri

North Carolina

                       

                                             

Ohio

                              

Oklahoma

Pennsylvania

                             

South Carolina

            

                

Tennessee

   

                  

Texas

         

         

 

Virginia

 

               

 

                  

 

West Virginia

U.S. Virgin Islands

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