Be You: A Black Male Learning Community

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BE YOU is the perfect learning community for those who want to understand the resources available for a positive black male experience at a predominately white institution. Within this learning community you will gain additional support to assist with a smooth transition into university and community life. You will also have the chance to become involved with the Black Male student organizations BIG (Black Intelligent Gentleman) and BSU (Black Student Union). You will get to serve as a member of the global society by building bonds and breaking down barriers that have traditionally impeded academic success.

Fall Courses

(enrollment in all courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • ETHN 101: Introduction to Multicultural & Ethnic Studies
  • ED101: Introduction to Critical Race Theory in Education
  • FYEX 100: First Year Seminar
  • MATH 098: Intermediate Algebra  OR
    MATH 112: College Algebra
    *based on math placement

Spring Courses

(enrollment in all courses is required unless college credit is already earned for the course or an academic advisor recommends changes):

  • CMST 100: Fundamentals of Communication
  • HIST 490: Pan African Conference
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology

Where you'll live

We encourage you to live on campus with others in your Learning Community because that's where much of your networking and informal learning takes place. However, we understand that is not ideal for all students.

If you choose the Learning Community housing, you will be assigned to renovated double room (Crawford A, B, D, McElroy E, F, H or Preska I).  Renovated rooms have in-room air-conditioning and share a community bathroom with the floor. Learning Community students are housed with other students in the same learning community.

If you do not choose the learning community housing and plan to live on campus, it will be your responsibility to choose a housing location after the time-slot provided to you by Residential Life.

Meet the Faculty

Kenneth A. Reid

Director of the Center for African American Affairs
269 Centennial Student Union
Mankato, MN 56001
507-389-6207
kenneth.reid@mnsu.edu

Learning Community Coordinator

BeYou A Black Male Learning Community

Meet the BeYOU A Black Male Learning Community Coordinator