Black College Institute


Black College Institute is a summer, residential, academic leadership program at the Virginia Tech main campus in Blacksburg, Virginia. The participants are talented, high-achieving and intellectually curious rising high school juniors and rising seniors.

Benefits of attending BCI

  • Student engagement with various academic disciplines through hand-ons learning and workshops within the context of the African-American cultural experience.
  • College life experience of residential living, campus dining, collaborative projects in university classrooms and engagement with Virginia Tech’s faculty, staff, and students.
  • Daily workshops on (1) navigating and completing the college application process and (2) applying for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Students embrace Virginia Tech’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I May Serve) by completing a service learning project with university and local partnerships.
  • Explore Virginia Tech’s departments and organizations to build lasting connections and learn about local resources available to them.
  • Engage in fun team building activities in our CulturalRecreational, and Squires Student Centers.

Black College Institute will offer  two 5-day sessions for seniors and one 3-day session for juniors during the summer of 2019:

All programs are FREE of cost to students! *Students must arranged their own transportation to and from the programs.*

Black College Institute is co-sponsored by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Office for Inclusion and Diversity.

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