The Thurgood Marshall College Fund establishes “I Love MY HBCU!” Month
HBCU Buzz Hosts Campaign
WASHINGTON, DC (March 2, 2015) – The third month of each year is to be known as “I Love My HBCU!” month. Established in 2012 by the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) as a way to increase awareness and appreciation of HBCUs in the United States, this campaign unites HBCU communities worldwide.
Each year TMCF will collaborate and partner with historically black colleges and universities, students, alumni, fraternities, sororities, and other HBCU-supporting organizations nationwide to promote and host activities that raise awareness about the month-long celebration. The National “I Love My HBCU!” Month aims to achieve a few goals:
• Educate the public on the history of Historically Black Colleges and Universities
• Promote to high school students the benefits of acquiring a higher-education from an HBCU
• Raise the awareness of the role, value and the contribution to society that HBCUs bring, and
• Increase the awareness of HBCUs and encourage activities on HBCU campuses for the entire month
HBCU Buzz, the leading news source of HBCU news, sports, and entertainment, will host the campaign. The student-run organization is approaching its 4-year anniversary, March 11, and is establishing itself as an asset for the HBCU community. The Thurgood Marshall College Fund has consulted the HBCU insight and network of the young brand and will optimize its platform for the National “I Love My HBCU!” Month campaign at www.hbcubuzz.com/ilovemyhbcu. Student leaders on each HBCU campus will lead their schools in this celebration through campus engagement events and a live online voting poll.
It is the hope of TMCF to spark a dialogue and form an alliance of advocates, supporters, students, faculty, and alumni to recognize the HBCU value and to work to assure that they will continue to serve our community.