Center for Racial Equity & Black Student Excellence



As a unit of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, the purpose of The Center for Racial Equity and Black Student Excellence is to:

  • Collaborate with campus and community partners to transform systems and develop programs to increase the number of historically underserved University of Toledo graduates.
  • Enhance educational experiences for students by fostering a campus culture where everyone feels valued, supported, and equipped to reach their full potential.


The Center for Racial Equity & Black Student Excellence strives to provide the highest quality of programs and services to foster an atmosphere of academic excellence and affirmation where students attain their educational goals, engage the community and emerge as future leaders to create a more just and equitable society.

Our UToledo Diversity Plan outlines our core values and how we will move forward to strengthen our campus community. We have seen the fruits of this plan with increased retention and graduation rates for underrepresented minority students.


The Belonging Excellence Program (BLX) is a five-day early arrival program (Sunday, Aug. 18 to Thursday, Aug. 24) that extends into the fall and spring semester designed to help students succeed in their transition from high school to college.

2024 Registration opens February 1, 2024!

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University Hall 2370
Support Services
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Dr. Donald Baker Student Resource Room
University Hall 2380
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

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Last Updated: 5/6/24