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K-State Today

September 29, 2016



IMHOTEP Black Male Initiative meetings for fall 2016

By Noelle Blood

The Office of Diversity has announced the remaining meeting dates for the inaugural semester of IMHOTEP, the initiative to increase black male student success and retention.

Meeting dates and locations:

  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 3 in the K-State Student Union's K Ballroom.
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Oct. 31 in 227 K-State Student Union. 
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 14 in the K-State Student Union's K Ballroom. 
  • 6:30-8:30 p.m. Dec. 5 in the K-State Student Union's Cottonwood Room.

The IMOHTEP initiative, named after the celebrated ancient Egyptian scholar, focuses on bettering retention rates, providing community uplift and cultural enrichment, exploring career and graduate school placements, and encouraging degree completion for the targeted population.

With the guidance of a faculty or staff mentor and student peer leaders, IMHOTEP participants will assess long- and short-term personal and professional goals while learning the importance of community and political action and gaining a broad understanding of their intersecting cultural identities.

The Office of Diversity is committed to promoting diversity in every sector of Kansas State University. The office provides vision and leadership in diversifying all university functions as well as students, faculty, staff and the curriculum.

For more information on the IMHOTEP initiative objectives and planned curricula, please contact Kimathi Choma at 785-532-6900 or kchoma@k-state.edu, or Brandon L. Clark, program coordinator in the Office of Diversity, at 785-532-6436 or bclark@k-state.edu.