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Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center

Multicultural Center

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Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center

Address:
Sykes Student Union, Room 003
West Chester, PA 19382


Phone: (610)-436-3273
Email: multiculture@wcupa.edu


Hours:
M-F 8:00am - 4:30pm

Brother II Brother

Mission Statement

The Brother II Brother (BIIB) program is a West Chester University initiative focused on positively leading, empowering, and influencing minority males on campus. BIIB utilizes Academic Ambassadors, upper-class minority male students committed to academic excellence, to provide individualized and unique academic support to other minority male students. Our Academic Ambassadors help BIIB achieve its overall goal of increased WCU minority male retention, campus involvement and academic success.

Our Program Goals

  • Utilize Academic Ambassadors to build structured relationships with students in efforts to increase their potential for academic success by offering individualized and unique academic support.
  • Provide persistent and intentional support to minority male students on campus to assist and encourage their academic and social transition to West Chester University.
  • Promote the personal and professional growth of Academic Ambassadors by providing them the opportunity to be role models for collegiate success, as well as to collaborate with other ambassadors, support offices and campus organizations.

Academic Ambassadors

The Brother II Brother program relies on the help of minority male student leaders who have the motivation, experience and attitude required to be successful students on campus. They are the driving force of this initiative, and alongside of the program coordinator help to shape the program’s structure and strategy for accomplishing our goals.

Academic Ambassadors in the BIIB program’s key focus is to help students develop their own self-determined method for continued academic good standing and campus engagement by promoting skills necessary for academic success; time management, test preparation, note-taking, critical thinking.

As our BIIB Academic Ambassadors voluntarily participate their time and experience in order to help improve West Chester University’s campus climate and increase student potential for success, it is important we as a program recognize their efforts. As such, BIIB Academic Ambassadors will receive the following during the course our their participation;

WCU Swag 

  • Free T-Shirt
  • Free WCU Planner

Certificate

  • Academic Ambassadors will receive certificates of participation recognizing their initiative and leadership as a positive force of change on campus.  

Professional Development and Leadership opportunities

  • Academic Ambassadors will gain leadership experience through presenting BIIB programming to campus organizations, providing guidance to students on campus, as well as organizing and facilitating other BIIB events.
  • Academic Ambassadors will be provided professional development sessions to support their goals, as well as to develop current and new skills.

Interested In Becoming An Ambassador?

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/BIIBAAapp

Upcoming events

Brother II Brother Ambassador Colloquium

Stay tuned for more details

Work with us!

Organizations we’ve worked with in the past:

Black Men United

Social Equity

Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center

Pre-Major Academic Advising

CALYPSO

The Women’s Center

Want to learn more about Brother II Brother or opportunities to collaborate with us?

Email

Lawrence A. Dowdy Multicultural Center

 

Or call (610)-436-3273

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