Brotherhood Leadership Program


The Brotherhood Leadership Program (BLP) began in 2018 as an orientation program for first-year and transfer college students who identify as men of color.

The program supports participants as they familiarize themselves with campus resources and facilitates networking with other men of color at Whittier College.

Program Commitments

  • Provide continuous academic and personal support through developmental workshops dedicated to teach students new skills they can apply to their academics and life. Programming includes:
    • Pre-Orientation
    • Peer to Peer Mentorship 
    • Men of Color Summit 
    • Identity Development Workshops 
    • Community Dinners & Socials 
  • Foster cultural awareness within the BLP community by ensuring representation of all BIPOC within Whittier College. 
  • Build strong connections with faculty, staff, and alumni to increase retention and graduation through mentorship. 
  • Adapt a culture of understanding and support around the importance of health & wellness for men of color. 


As a first-gen Latinx college student, I didn’t know what to expect once I got to Whittier College but I’m always grateful for the opportunity to have participated in the BLP. I was able to find a community of men of color on campus and I appreciate the brothers I gained from it!

Class of 2022 BLP Participant 

The BLP helped me get a head start in my college career. I’m a first-generation student attending Whittier College and at times it can feel like I’m walking with a blindfold on because I don’t know what to expect of this journey. The program has helped lessen that experience since it provides me with resources and information about campus and the importance of achieving a higher level of education.

Class of 2023 BLP Participant 

Contact the Brotherhood Leadership Program 

Office of Equity & Inclusion