NACE's HBCU Summit

Join us virtually on February 23, 2022

Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) are a source of accomplishment and pride for the Black community and higher education. They are also a key source of high-quality, diverse talent for employer organizations.

NACE’s HBCU Summit brings together leaders from HBCUs, talent engagement, and partner organizations—NACE and INROADS—to share employer relations and recruiting strategies and insights that will lead to robust, sustainable, and scalable partnerships among HBCUs and employer organizations committed to diversity.

NACE’s HBCU Summit provides the opportunity to:

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Establish new partnerships and strengthen existing relationships.

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Enrich employer relations, recruiting, and hiring strategies and practices informed by data-driven research, analysis, and insights.

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Collaborate to develop ongoing, scalable, and sustainable partnerships to provide HBCU talent with equitable access to fulfilling career opportunities and build a vibrant workforce.


Speaker information coming soon.

Welcome: Why we are here, what to expect, and how participants can take part in moving the dialogue to advance recruiting initiatives forward. Featuring leadership from NACE and INROADS.

Leaders dedicated to the success of HBCU talent will share their insights related to supporting HBCUs and their students on a national scale with the shared goals of bridging college to career, cultivating inclusive work environments, and actions that both individuals and organizations can own to accomplish these goals.

Current HBCU students will share their experiences and early career narratives accessing resources designed to connect them with employers. Panelists will highlight internship experiences, recruiting efforts by employers, gaps that should be addressed, and how these items differentiate an employer of choice from competitors.

The Carolina Cluster Career Pathways Initiative, supported by UNCF, is an innovative collaboration between Benedict College, Claflin University, and Voorhees College. Leveraging HBCU cultural competency, relevant support, and tailored advocacy are among the ingredients for success within this model. Representatives from this collaboration will share their noteworthy successes along with ways employers can demonstrate their commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through powerful partnerships like the ones they’ve cultivated.

Leaders from a variety of organizations that support HBCU students financially as well as with connection to career opportunities will come together to share how their resources promote HBCU student matriculation, early talent placement, and how schools and employers can leverage them in ways are win-win.

During this interactive session, HBCU Career Centers will provide brief introductions. After sharing about their role and the student profile at the schools, they will spend time connecting with employer attendees to identify partnership opportunities that benefit the students that are served and recruited from their schools. 

*Subject to change.


We're excited to announce our event speakers in the coming weeks.

Register Now for this Virtual Event

NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. We encourage all on-campus staff to attend. A link will be emailed directly to our contacts at these schools. Need assistance? Contact NACE Education & Events at, 610.625.1026 for your link today.

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Questions or General Inquiries?

Contact NACE Education & Events at, 610.625.1026.


NACE’s HBCU Summit is designed to support all HBCUs in their efforts to support their students’ career development and entrance into the workforce.

Free to All HBCUs

NACE’s HBCU Summit is free to all HBCUs. HBCUs administrators and staff, including career services and employer relations professionals, are encouraged to take part.

Sponsored Resources

Sponsorship will support each institution’s efforts to prepare its students for competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation by underwriting professional development, conference attendance and targeted research.

Lasting Connections

Additional opportunities for participants to continue to connect, engage, and learn from each other will be available through NACE Roundtables and other events, including, as possible, in-person events.

HBCU Schools

Alabama State University
Albany State University
Alcorn State University
Allen University
American Baptist College
Arkansas Baptist College
Barber-Scotia College
Benedict College
Bennett College
Bethune-Cookman University
Bishop State Community College
Bluefield State College
Bowie State University
Central State University
Charles Drew University of Medicine and Science
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
Chicago State University
Claflin University
Clark Atlanta University
Clinton College
Coahoma Community College
Coppin State University
Delaware State University
Denmark Technical College
Dillard University
Edward Waters College
Elizabeth City State University
Fayetteville State University
Fisk University
Florida A&M University
Florida Memorial University
Fort Valley State University
Gadsden State Community College
Grambling State University
Hampton University
Harris-Stowe State University
Hinds Community College at Utica
Howard University
Huston-Tillotson University
Interdenominational Theological Center
Jackson State University
Jarvis Christian College
JF Drake State Community and Technical College
Johnson C. Smith Theological Seminary
Johnson C. Smith University
Kentucky State University
Knoxville College
Lane College
Langston University
Lawson State Community College
LeMoyne-Owen College
Lincoln University
Meharry Medical College
Livingstone College
Miles College
Mississippi Valley State University
Morehouse College
Morehouse School of Medicine
Morgan State University
Morris Brown College
Morris College
Norfolk State University
North Carolina A&T State University
North Carolina Central University
Oakwood University
Paine College
Paul Quinn College
Philander Smith College
Prairie View A&M University
Rust College
Savannah State University
Selma University
Shaw University
Shelton State Community College
Shorter College
Simmons College of Kentucky
South Carolina State University
Southern University and A&M College
Southern University at New Orleans
Southern University at Shreveport
Southwestern Christian College
Spelman College
St. Augustine's University
St. Philip's College
Stillman College
Talladega College
Tennessee State University
Texas Southern University
Tougaloo College
Tuskegee University
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
University of Maryland Eastern Shore
University of Tennessee
University of the District of Columbia
University of the Virgin Islands
Virginia State University
Virginia Union University
Virginia University of Lynchburg
Voorhees College
West Virginia State University
Wilberforce University
Wiley College
Winston-Salem State University
Xavier University of Louisiana

Get Involved Today

NACE and INROADS are looking for sponsors to help support this initiative.

Organizations committed to workforce diversity and to developing and supporting relationships with HBCUs are encouraged to consider sponsorship, which includes a variety of registration options. Sponsorship also provides opportunities to enhance your recruiting brand among NACE Member HBCUs through the following:

  • Demonstrate your organization’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in early talent engagement.
  • Participate in a series of three VIP HBCU Roundtable Experiences that will take place in 2022.
  • Create a Virtual Booth in the event platform for HBCUs to visit and learn about your organization. HBCUs will receive ongoing prompts to visit sponsors’ booths throughout the year.
  • Be recognized in NACE’s HBCU Connection newsletter.
  • Receive the NACE HBCU Graduate Diversity Report.


Interested in supporting this initiative? Contact Ashley Kuback, Business Development and Outreach Manager, NACE, at, 610.625.1020.


Partners with Purpose

The HBCU Summit is convened through a partnership between NACE and INROADS.

Core to our purpose: to support HBCU students’ career readiness and equitable access to career opportunities that prepare them for rich intellectual lives, competitive and fulfilling careers, engaged citizenship, and service to our nation. By bringing together HBCUs and employer organizations, NACE’s HBCU Summit facilitates connections between talent source and talent engagement based on a mutual understanding of and appreciation for expectations, needs, and goals.

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Contributions from NACE Members

Thank you to NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group for their contributions to event programming. NACE Affinity Groups provide NACE members with ways to build community, share resources, form leading practices, and build our knowledge in the profession.

NACE’s HBCU Affinity Group is comprised of 172 NACE member volunteers.



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