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Urban Male Institute

“LEAD Where You Are!”

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Urban Male Institute

“LEAD Where You Are!”


The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management at Florida Atlantic University will host next year's 2018 Urban Male Initiative Institute.
The Urban Male Institute is designed to help students better navigate their college experience and build their connection to the university community. Students will be engaged through thought-provoking dialogues and presentations on self-awareness, involvement, and leadership. Participants will leave the event with the tools they need to become actively engaged with their own academic and life success.
The theme for this year’s institute is “Lead Where You Are” Life’s Choices, Challenges, Chances and Changes.


Florida Atlantic University
Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management


Our Institute attendance ranges from freshman to graduate student, faculty and professional staff throughout the State University System of Florida. We will also this year introduce a high school component of the Institute that looks to engage our young men of color at the junior and senior level.


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  • Engage in purposeful dialogues that validate the lived experiences and potential challenges of young men of color
  • Explore how identity development is impacted by race, class and gender
  • Establish effective post-secondary educational goals
  • Develop critical thinking, communication, and career readiness skills
  • Develop leadership skills for use in the university community, community at large and the global arena


2018 UMI Institute

October 19 - 20, 2018

We are currently planning the 2018 Institute.
Please check back for new information when it becomes available.

FAU Registration
This registration is for students, faculty, and staff members of FAU.

External Registration
This registration is for non-FAU participants.

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Urban Male Institute 2017

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