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If you've ever stomped the yard at Howard, strolled at Spelman or cheered in the stands at a FAMU football game, you already know that attending one of our nation's 107 Historically Black Colleges and Universities is more than an academic experience. The spirit and camaraderie of black college living is a lifestyle - the HBCU lifestyle! is committed to keeping you connected to the black college living experience, bringing you the latest news on everything, from scholarships and dorm living to Greek life and alumni giving.

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On October 11, West Virginia State University (WVSU) President Brian O. Hemphill announced an increased fundraising goal for the University’s ongoing Capital Campaign “Realize the Promise, Deliver the Future” to $18 million by 2017. President Hemphill made the announcement regarding the Capital Campaign in partnership with members of the WVSU Board of Governors, WVSU Foundation […]

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Virginia Union Receives $2.1M Gift from Anonymous Donor

The Virginia Union University Board of Trustees today announced a gift of $2.1 million, the largest one-time cash gift from a single living donor in the university’s history. The Board also approved the anonymous donor’s wishes that the bulk of the money be used to pay the remaining debt on the Learning Center, the conference […]

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Clark Atlanta Receives A $231,000 Grant From Chevron

Chevron Corporation announced on Sept. 30 that it would provide a $231,500 grant for scholarships and to support enrichment programs for Clark Atlanta University’s (CAU) business and engineering students.  This is the third award of more than $200,000 from Chevron since 2011. Trisa Long Paschal, vice president for Institutional Advancement and University Relations, said, “We […]

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Mission To Graduate: A Reflection On the HBCU Experience

Sometimes graduation is so close it feels far away—it can even feel like mission impossible. That’s the moment when you have to fight the hardest. Being a graduating senior is harder than I thought it would be. My family keeps asking what’s next, while I’m just trying to make sure I walk across the stage. […]

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Albany State Band to Perform at 2016 Rose Bowl Parade

Members of the award winning Albany State University Marching Band are excited about an invitation to participate in the 2016 Tournament of Roses Parade. The pride of Albany and Southwest Georgia will perform in the nationally televised event which takes place in Pasadena, Calif. on Jan. 1, 2016. It is a prelude to the college […]