Black Male Initiative | Coppin State University

Black Male Initiative

The Coppin Man is a weekly gathering of male students, faculty, staff, and invited guests. Discussions and presentations include topics associated with college life, emotional well being, and issues affecting the roles and overall position of men in society. Through informative conversation and carefully planned extracurricular activities, we strive to improve the experience and overall retention of men at Coppin State University, and to develop men who are assets to their families and communities. Throughout our activities, we strive to emphasize our five main values: Strength, Discipline, Resilience, Respect, and Scholarship.

The Black Male Initiative Task Force is a core group of male and female faculty, staff, and students who have, since January 2006, met regularly to strategize and plan initiatives to improve the retention rates of male students. From its inception, the Task Force has always been open to any interested participants, and has continuously invited campus-wide involvement by sending out regular e-mails informing the Coppin Family of its scheduled meetings.