HRC Foundation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Program mobilizes and supports HBCUs in enhancing policies and services that promote excellence in LGBTQ inclusion, equity, and engagement. We focus on promoting individual competencies and collective action, empowering leaders and stakeholders, and building a network of committed leaders in pursuit of eliminating stigma and enriching the college experience for LGBTQ students and the entire student body.
Have partnered with HRC since 2004
Trained by HRC's HBCU Program
Are part of our growing peer network alongside queer HBCU alumni.
The HBCU PrEP Peer Educator Initiative seeks to eliminate HIV & AIDS-related stigma through public education regarding PrEP, HIV testing & treatment on HBCU campuses. The HRC HBCU Program will recruit, select, and train a cadre of HBCU student leaders to serve as PrEP Peer Educators. Peer Educators will be a vital resource as they deliver workshops and provide linkage to care with local community-based organizations.
The Inclusive Excellence Summit is a capacity-building and systems change initiative designed to partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities on an annual cycle to achieve benchmarks that promote promising policies and practices in LGBTQ+ inclusion. Through this initiative, participating institutions are given access to comprehensive resources, including a confidential online self-assessment tool, expert webinars on LGBTQ+ topics, technical assistance, and more.
Training your staff on LGBTQ cultural competency can be a daunting task. How do you ensure that your agency employees are fully competent in serving and supporting LGBTQ youth? Through this initiative, participating institutions are given access to comprehensive resources, including a confidential online self-assessment tool, expert webinars on LGBTQ + topics, technical assistance, and more at no cost to your institution.