Brotherhood Initiative

The Brotherhood Initiative is a cohort-based program that provides underrepresented men of color at the University of Washington opportunities for academic growth, leadership, exploration of intersecting identities, and support. 

Students who join the Brotherhood Initiative become part of an enriching and supportive learning community from the first day they arrive at the UW campus. Students take seminars with their cohort members in their freshman and sophomore years, which focus on campus resources, career exploration, academic skill-building, leadership development, health and wellness, and additional topics that promote college success. Discussions about identity and how it affects men of color are also at the core of our curriculum. 

Ways you can support us

Gifts of all sizes make a meaningful difference and bolster our program by enabling our students to:

  • Participate in critical mentorship, research and internship opportunities
  • Study entrepreneurship to gain valuable skills in business and leadership
  • Graduate prepared to embark upon the next steps in their professional journey