Courtesy of knight lab

By: U.S. Department of Education

As part of the Initiative’s mission to advance educational equity, excellence, and economic opportunity through Historically Black Colleges and Universities, the Initiative has established an HBCU Student Leader Town Hall Series. The Initiative plans to conduct two virtual HBCU Student Leader Town Halls, one in the Fall and another in the Spring of 2023, to ensure students get the attention and resources they need and deserve. As a result, we would like to cordially invite you to our first Town Hall, scheduled for Thursday, November 3, 2022, from 5:30-7:30 PM, EST.  You must pre-register at to receive a join link for the event!

During our town hall, we will be discussing the following topics:
– Campus Safety and Resilience
– U.S. Department of Education student services, student funding, and loan forgiveness
– How HBCU Students can become more engaged with policy on the state, local and national levels.

We believe providing our students a seat at the table with senior leaders and government officials will help:
Decrease the opportunity gap between Historically Black Colleges and Universities and other institutions of higher education:
-Emphasize the government and private sector’s commitment to serving all constituents despite their college affiliation.
-Educate students about the functions of government to advance students in any career path they choose.
-Ensure HBCU students are adequately represented and aware of the vital impact they continue to make on society.

To maximize time, students and alumni are encouraged to submit their questions in advance using this link:

We would love to have you join us as a representative for your HBCU! HBCU attire is encouraged! We are asking that you share this information with the general student body at your Historically Black College and University. Please complete the appropriate forms and register to out to ensure your attendance.