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The Initiative for Minority Excellence (IME) focuses on the retention and the successful graduation of our racially/ethnically diverse graduate students through creating a CommUNITY of Excellence.

We welcome and encourage your involvement!

CommUNITY of Excellence:

How we build CommUNITY:

 1. ENGAGE: Building a cohesive and supportive network through programming opportunities & peer mentoring

Programming Opportunities: Professional Development Seminars, Recurring Events & Social Activities

Upcoming Events

2.  EMPOWER: Bringing together focused groups in a safe space for support & encouragement

  • Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) Grads
  • Brotherhood of Success (BOS)
  • La Familia
  • Sisterhood of Empowerment in Academe (SEA)

3.  EQUIP: Providing resources that impact retention and time to degree




For more information, contact:

Kathy Wood, Co-Director
Diversity & Student Success Program or (919) 962-2509