On February 14, TRiO and the Black Student Union hosted a Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCU) Enrichment Tour teach back in the Multicultural Center. Participants from the fall 2016 HBCU Tour in New Orleans, LA, served on a student panel to reflect on their experiences from the trip. They discussed the differences they noticed between touring Predominately White Institutions (PWI) versus HBCU campuses; along with much excitement around the different cultural enrichment activities that took place in during thei time in New Orleans.
The group visited Dillard University, Southern A & M University and Xavier University. On each campus, students were able to observe a variety of lectures including mass communications, hip hop culture and politics, a pharmacy lab, attend Financial Aid and Admissions presentations, participate in campus tours, and had the opportunity to meet with the President of Dillard University.
During the panel, attendees were shown a video of the trip and asked the panelists questions about their experience, the colleges and New Orleans. Overall, the students left from Louisiana feeling empowered and inspired to attend an HBCU.
Article and Photo by Brianna Clay