OoD Special Initiatives and Programs
College Student Initiatives
An LSU long-term initiative aimed at enhancing and increasing Black male recruitment, enrollment, persistence, performance, and graduation and engaging Black male alumni and community leaders in ways that connect them with Black college males.
Black Male Leadership Initiative (BMLI) Fellows Program (Co-sponsored with the Office of Multicultural Affairs)
A leadership and personal development cohort retention program that provides academic, leadership, professional, and cultural development opportunities for male students, targeting Black college male students.
An academic, personal, and professional development program for students of color and students from underrepresented populations. PMSP is aimed at creating an environment for students where academic and professional excellence is expected.
Graduate and Research Initiatives
Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute
Housed in the LSU Graduate School, this program targets sophomore and junior Humanities and Social Science students from underrepresented populations who have completed at least half of their required coursework and are interested in pursuing a doctoral degree.
Click Here for Information regarding the 2017 Pre-Doctoral Scholars Institute
Graduate Diversity Preview
Co-sponsored with the Graduate School, undergraduates from minority serving institutions are invited to the LSU for a one-day visit and have the opportunity to speak with students, faculty, and staff in order to gain greater insight into the LSU and the graduate application process.
A recruitment weekend that targets ethnic minority high school juniors (rising seniors) and provides the opportunity for students to spend three days and two nights on the LSU Campus at the end of Spring. Please contact the Office of Multicultural Affairs for more information or email email@example.com.
Students, parents, or faculty who are interested in visiting the University and wish to have an emphasis on LSU’s diversity and cultural perspective may contact our office to arrange a special visit. For graduate school inquiries, please contact Clovier Torry at 225-578-3194 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For all other interests, please contact Chaunda Allen, Assistant to the Vice Provost for more information: email@example.com. Traditional and all visits may be arranged through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Financial Aid.
Faculty and Staff Recruitment & Development
Faculty Enrichment Series
Enhancing Faculty and Staff Diversity
- For trainings, please visit Office of Diversity Trainings
- Resources for Search Committee Chairs and Members
HBCU Visiting Professor Program (postponed)
National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity