Black Men's Initiative Immersion Community

The Black Men's Initiative immersion experience is designed to support first year Black male students who identify on the African Diaspora through academic and social support, access to campus resources, and professional development. The goal of this initiative is to support Black males at Emory to be successful and increase a sense of belonging through intentional programming needs. As a result of participating in BMI, Black men will be able to learn, grow, and connect with Black male faculty, staff, alumni, and students. This will enable participants to create a sense of belonging within the greater Emory and Atlanta communities. To apply, visit here

Black Women's Initiative Immersion Community

The goal of the Black Women’s immersion experience is to provide a space for first-year Black women living on-campus at Emory to network with Black women students, faculty, and staff. Through participation in this experience, Black women will be able to articulate a version of self-authorship, which is one’s own ability to cultivate their own internal voice. To do this, the experience will focus on Black women's health, retention, and development through academic and social support. As a result of participating in BWI, Black women will be able to design a radical self-care plan and determine how to engage in their holistic wellness. This will enable participants to create positive identities for themselves and the Emory community. To apply, visit here

Empowering First Living Learning Community – First & Second Year Application

The Empowering First Community aims to provide an intentional residential and learning experience for first-generation college students, that builds on current resources and opportunities and works in tandem with offices, faculty, and staff who are committed to the success of Emory’s diverse first-gen undergraduate student population. Students selected to be a part of this community, will help to strengthen first-gen students’ self-affirmation, sense of belonging, social capital, and community. Selected students will serve as student ambassadors, student advocates, peer mentors and programmers for the Emory first-gen community. Participants will be supported by leadership development activities, community building events, and regular direct engagement with a Faculty-in-Residence, who is herself a first-gen graduate. To apply, visit here

Empowering First Living Learning Community – Third & Fourth Year Application

The Empowering First Community aims to provide an intentional residential and learning experience for first-generation college students, that builds on current resources and opportunities and works in tandem with offices, faculty, and staff who are committed to the success of Emory’s diverse first-gen undergraduate student population. Students selected to be a part of this community, will help to strengthen first-gen students’ self-affirmation, sense of belonging, social capital, and community. Selected students will serve as student ambassadors, student advocates, peer mentors and programmers for the Emory first-gen community. Participants will be supported by leadership development activities, community building events, and regular direct engagement with a Faculty-in-Residence, who is herself a first-gen graduate. To apply, visit here


Any questions or concerns about the FYE Theme Immersion Communities please contact Linda Bachman, Associate Director of Residential Education at linda.page.bachman@emory.edu