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K-State's Black Male Initiative

IMHOTEP is a mentoring initiative, for black male students in every college at Kansas State University, encouraging cultural engagement and community uplift, persistence and support, retention, degree completion and career/graduate school placement. 

For more information on initiative objectives and planned curricula, please contact Brandon Clark (785) 532-6436, bclark@ksu.edu or Kimathi Choma (785) 532-6904, kchoma@ksu.edu

Mission Statement, Goals, and Outcomes

Kansas State University's IMHOTEP Black Male Initiative seeks to increase the success of Black males by focusing on their retention, persistence, community uplift, cultural enrichment, career or graduate school placement, and degree completion.


retentionIMHOTEP seeks to improve retention and graduation rates for Black male students by providing additional layers of academic preparation and enhancement, financial literacy to help students make well-informed decisions, and offering focused academic coaching.

Persistence and Support

persistenceIMHOTEP seeks to aid in student persistence and support by aiding in the development of life and professional development skills, career exploration opportunities. and organizing cohort groups for Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, and non-traditional students.

Community Uplift/Cultural Enrichment

communityIMHOTEP provides students with community uplift and cultural enrichment through regular group meetings, taking students on one cultural trip per year, and helping students give back to the community through one service/enrichment activity per year. 

Career and Graduate School Placement

graduateIMHOTEP connects students with the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Inquiry to inform about research opportunities and contribute to K-State's 2025 Visionary Goal of becoming a Top 50 Public Research University. Additionally, IMHOTEP organizes career development activities for students and assists with professional school test preparation for exams such as the GRE, GMAT, MCAT, and LSAT. Click here to learn more about services K-State provides for professional test preparation. 


Fall 2018 & Spring 2019 Event Schedule

Sept. 10 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Flint Hills Room

Oct. 8 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Flint Hills Room

Nov. 5 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Union 227

Dec. 3 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bluemont Room

Jan. 28 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Union 227

Feb. 4 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Union 227

March 4 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Calvin 301

April 1 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Union 227

April 29 | 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Bluemont Room