It may seem easy to assume that a star college athlete’s road to success has been neatly paved. But the truth of the matter is that Black male athletes graduate at lower rates than their non-Black counterparts and only a slim margin make it into professional sports. At this year’s Black Student-Athlete Summit, athletes, coaches, university leaders and researchers gathered together to address the many factors that contribute to this reality and explore some new strategies for helping students succeed on and off the field.
The three-day summit is hosted by the African American Male Research Initiative in the DDCE. Below, browse images, quotes and observations from the summit. And keep the online conversation going via #BlackStudentAthlete.