Building Men of Worth
BMW Mission Statement
Building Men of Worth is dedicated to helping individuals that identify as male to successfully navigate through the college experience as Western Kentucky University (WKU) students (e.g. undergraduate, graduate, doctoral). This organization aims to foster a sense of belonging, promote engagement in and outside the classroom, encourage accountability, and articulate benefits of a higher education, in addition to expectations and values expected of a WKU student. The program will employ effective interventions in areas of academic and social engagement, retention, and financial literacy to improve graduation completion rates.
Introduce men, who self-identify as students of color, to opportunities for involvement and inclusion into campus traditions and activities such as, but limited to, the Black Student Association, Student Government Association, Campus Activities Board, Residence Hall Association, Greek Life, Recreational Sports, Athletics, and Registered Student Organizations
Educate students on various academic offices and resources such as, but not limited to, the Academic Advising & Retention Center, Center for Career and Professional Development, Student Accessibility Resource Center, Blackboard, The Learning Centers, Study Abroad, Leadership and Volunteerism, Counseling and Testing Center, and the WKU Libraries to assist participants in developing effective skill sets needed to be successful academically
Provide effective leadership opportunities, which will enhance the overall engagement of this population on-campus and in the Bowling Green Community
To maximize the experiences of men of color on the WKU campus through mentorship, brotherhood, service learning, social capital, and professional growth.