Leading in the Black: African American HBCU student leadership unpacked.

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Abstract

This chapter explores how participating in campus leadership at HBCUs positively affects African American college student experiences. A review of existing research about the benefits of leadership involvement for African American students is followed by a discussion of student leadership at HBCUs. Next, motivations for being involved as leaders are discussed and described. The chapter concludes with recommendations for bolstering student motivations and involvement outcomes, as well as ways to increase African American student leadership at HBCUs. Specifically, this chapter is informed by empirical data gathered during in-depth focus groups with 13 African American student leaders (7 males, 6 women) who occupied leadership roles at their HBCU institutions. Two emergent themes are discussed: (1) playing the game, which spoke to the development of their leadership competencies; and (2) getting something out of it, which focused on building the leadership capital afforded to them as a r
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeading in the Black: African American HBCU student leadership unpacked.
PublisherSterling, VA: Stylus.
Pages187-205
Volume14
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2017

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