Black Issues Forum

Tuesday, June 13 – Saturday, June 17

The purpose of the Black Issues Forum is to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their written and oral communication skills and to enhance their leadership potential. Participants will have the opportunity to interact with university faculty, staff, and currently enrolled students as they discuss and evaluate the important issues of today that affect the African American community at the local, state, national, and/or global level.

Benefits of attending BIF

  • Earn one college credit at no charge for the course “Blacks in Higher Education”
  • Participate in small peer group discussions of current issues affecting the African American community
  • Experience working in a university library and train in research methods
  • Interact with faculty, staff and currently enrolled students of Colorado State University
  • Reside in University residence halls
  • Take part in social activities, including:
    • Awards banquet
    • Recreation activities
    • An evening of cultural expression and open mic night

Partnership Award Eligibility

Students who participate in the 2017 Black Issues Forum, are admitted as freshmen to Colorado State University with a high school cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher, and meet specific course requirements may be eligible to receive the Partnership Award. Funds for this award are disbursed over four years of continuous enrollment at Colorado State University. If you have any questions, contact Bobby Browning.

EVENT DETAILS


June 13, 2017 – June 17, 2017
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS
STUDENTS WILL BE HOUSED IN THE COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY RESIDENCE HALLS
THERE IS NO COST TO ATTEND. NONRESIDENT STUDENTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR TRANSPORTATION COSTS

APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS


THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION, OFFICIAL HIGH SCHOOL TRANSCRIPT, AND A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION IS FRIDAY, MARCH 3, 2017.

WHO SHOULD APPLY?


STUDENTS FINISHING THEIR JUNIOR YEAR IN HIGH SCHOOL WITH A CUMULATIVE GPA OF 3.0 OR HIGHER IN A COLLEGE PREP CURRICULUM ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY. STUDENTS SHOULD ALSO BE INVOLVED IN LEADERSHIP, SCHOOL, FAMILY AND COMMUNITY ACTIVITIES.

The Application Is Now Closed

If you have any questions about the program please contact Bobby.Browning@colostate.edu.