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K-State Today

November 11, 2016



Office of Diversity hosting next IMHOTEP black male initiative meeting Nov. 14

By Noelle Blood

Join the Office of Diversity for the next meeting of IMHOTEP, the initiative to increase black male student success and retention, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 14, in the K-State Student Union's K Ballroom.

The IMOHTEP initiative, named after the celebrated ancient Egyptian scholar, works with black male students on improving 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 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.