Center for Racial Equity and Black Student Excellence


The Center for Racial Equity and 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

Black and Latino Student Excellence Transition Program

Black & Latino Student Excellence Transition Program (BLX) is designed to help high school students succeed in their academic, cultural, and social transition from high school to college.  Our goal is to provide five days of educational and social workshops, leadership training, and peer mentorship to foster excellence for incoming students of color during the first-year experience.

  • Feel Connected to the University of Toledo
  • Identify opportunities for campus and community engagement
  • Become more secure and affirmed in their identity as Black and Latino students at the University of Toledo
  • Learn how to use campus academic and support resources

BLX is open to residential and commuter students.

We encourage students to continue their experience from the summer into the fall and spring in our Black & Latino Student Excellence (BLX) Living Learning Community in Parks Power Residence Hall.

Register now for the 2022 BLX Transition Program!


 Black & Latino Student Excellence Living Learning Community is a specialized community of students living and learning together in a dedicated residence hall area. This LLC helps new students understand campus academic and social expectations, participate in on and off-campus cultural and social activities, and learn how to use their personal experiences, interests, and leadership skills to transform their communities.

The BLX LLC is open to commuter and residential students. 

Black Excellence WELCOME

The Black Excellence Welcome is a series of events during Rocket Welcome Weekend for new and returning Black students that celebrates African American culture and explores campus services, student organizations, and community resources.


The HOPE Toledo Promise Program is designed to help students bridge the gap from high school to post-secondary education — community college, university, or trade schools.

Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program (MESP)

Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program (MESP) is a six-week summer bridge program designed for first-year students to help them make the academic, social, and cultural transition from High school to college and inspire educational achievement in college-level courses. It gives preference to historically underrepresented students interested in engaging in a culture of academic success in an ethnically, religious, and gender-diverse student environment. May be required for some admitted students.


Last Updated: 7/18/22