The Sweatt Center is a faculty-led academic initiative rooted in evidence-based practices to promote African American male academic excellence. The Center also informs the public on how best to create and maintain a culture of Black male excellence in K-16 settings. Sweatt Center initiatives implement these principles in real-world settings and events.
A three-day retreat aiming to connect college Black males from across the country in an effort to facilitate personal, professional, and academic growth. The retreat uses small group forums, cross campus dialogue, team building activities, and networking with Black male professionals.
College for a Day programs are designed to increase high school males’ exposure to higher education. Increasing exposure to higher education helps to create the mentality that says, “I can do that! This is for me!”
With programs in alternating years between Beijing, China and Cape Town, South Africa, Maymester Study Abroad courses allow students to survey history and explore the similarities and differences between their host country and the U.S, while also gaining valuable internship experience.
The Sweatt Center continues to build our brand and push to change the narratives and culture for Black males through the educational pipeline. Faulty Fellows serve as examples of scholar-practitioners whose research contributes to the national conversation on Black males in education.
A mentorship program that allows Black male faculty & staff members at UT-Austin to connect with a Sweatt Center undergraduate student and provide 1:1 and small group mentorship with young Black males on UT Austin’s ca
The Sweatt Center contributes to the growing collection of research focused on Black males.