The Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males (Sweatt Center) is a faculty-led student organization, consisting of professors, administrators, graduate, and undergraduate students committed to contributing to the academic success and acclimation of Black males to the University of Texas at Austin. The Sweatt Center’s mission is to ensure the recruitment, retention, graduation, and holistic development of black males at UT.
Our goal is to create and foster on-campus programming for Black males at UT, The Sweatt Center includes a research focus that informs public policy experts, practitioners, and concerned citizens on how to best create and maintain a culture of Black male excellence in K-16 settings. This research guides a hands-on practical approach to help the Sweatt Center achieve its major goals: to increase the four-year graduation rate for African American males at UT Austin, and to increase the number of Black males attending universities across the state of Texas.
We are an organization dedicated to academic intrigue and our membership body. The mission of the Heman Sweatt Center for Black Males is to ensure the recruitment, retention, graduation and holistic development of Black males at UT Austin. While holding strong to our values, the goal is for Black males to not only end their matriculation with a degree, but to also leave with the confidence and self-efficacy to excel in any environment. Our values are:
- Health and Wellness
- Academic Achievement
- Community Engagement
- Global Citizenship
Ensure every Black male on campus knows they are not in this alone.
Build personal relationships and foster professional development
Give our students opportunities to succeed, explore and experience new things