Black Excellence 365

The Black Excellence 365 program is specifically designed for students who self-identify as Black/African American. Throughout the Fall and Winter semesters, students have the opportunity to engage with faculty, staff, and student peers to create meaningful and authentic relationships that support their academic, cultural, and emotional well-being. Students are exposed to programming that enhances their university experience with the ultimate goal of improving academic success, retention and successful completion.

BEO 2017 group photo

Laker Connections Pillars

Academic Support
Passion, Purpose, & Career Preparation
Leadership Development

Contact Information


Phillip Todd

Black Excellence Orientation Coordinator

Assistant Director – Office of Multicultural Affairs 

Grand Valley State University
office: 616-331-2177
[email protected]


Page last modified December 20, 2022