The principal purpose of the University's male initiatives is to better create institutional opportunities that undergird the academic and personal success of young men enrolled at Fayetteville State University. Ultimately, FSU seeks to increase the rates at which men persist to graduation through targeted initiatives and practices:
"Boosting Bronco Brothers Transition to FSU Initiative" (B3)
Bronco "MILE" (Male Initiative on Leadership & Excellence)
My Brother's Peer-Keepers Initiative
The male initiatives are staffed by:
As one student expressed, "The MILE is home away from home." Another longstanding member stated that, "If not for the MILE, I'm not sure if I would still be in college. I graduate in May 2015." An entering student who participated in the three-day intensive Boosting Bronco Brothers Transition to FSU Initiative" opined that, "The B3 was like a 'nav' system that carefully and guided him successfully through his first-year at FSU." (He finished the 2013-2014 AY with a 3.8 cumulative GPA despite being an average high school student.)
Students join the B3 and the MILE for various reasons. The common thread is the sense of educational purpose that exudes the male initiatives. Peer-keepers are at the heart of students' success in the initiatives. They function as a GPS, directing students in the right directions academically and personally, while staff are mindful of keeping students away from the blind spots of college.
Regardless of background, race, age, cultural affiliations and identities, religion, viewpoints, academic talents all are welcome to join. The MILE's sister organization-Saving our Sisters (SOS)-provides opportunities for women. The MILE enjoys collaborative experiences and programs with SOS. Women interested in joining SOS should contact Mrs. April Raines at 910.672.1119 Some noteworthy accomplishments include:
FSU students interested in learning about and/or joining a male initiative are encouraged to visit with us in the Helen T. Chick Building, Room 201, 202, 203, 204, and 207. To facilitate joining, feel free to call us at 910.672.2686 and/or completing an application (Boosting Bronco Brothers or Bronco MILE).