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Student Success Initiative

Our Mission: Success

We build student-led programs that empower the black student population at the University of Maryland, College Park academically, financially, and professionally.


Student Success Leadership Council

A student-led organization dedicated to facilitating academic excellence among black students. The council is dedicated to sustaining and growing as a body of student leaders that actively serve to advocate for black students at the university of Maryland.

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A student-led projects focus on generating student-driven content and building a home for Black Terp community.

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Previous events hosted and organized by the Student Success Initiative in partnership with our sponsors.

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Our History

In March 2011, the University of Maryland geared up for a project to increase the retention and graduation rates of its most vulnerable population: Black men. Six years later, Tony Randall and the Student Success Initiative have built student-led programs that empower the Black student population academically, financially, and professionally. 

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Our Organizations

Three major, student-led organizations have a home in the Student Success Initiative (SSI): the Student Empowerment Project (STEP), Student Success Media (SSM), and the Student Success Leadership Council (SSLC). There are numerous committees under SSI who plan and successfully execute events throughout the year. Through the efforts of these three organizations. a culture of excellence has been nurtured within the Black campus community at the University of Maryland 

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Our Team

The leaders of all three organizations are outstanding students who have committed their time, energy, and efforts to building community and fostering academic and professional achievement among their peers. Through the development and execution of exemplary events and programs, these leaders have sought to make meaningful connections between students, alumni, and faculty. 

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