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Students of BUE posed outside Frieson Black Cultural Center

Brothers United for Excellence

Brothers United for Excellence logoThe mission of Brothers United for Excellence (BUE) is to provide academic support and professional and leadership resources, as well as create a space that encourages a sense of self and fellowship among undergraduate men of color at UT. This organization seeks to holistically develop men of color through a range of developmental discussions, workshops, and programs.


  • Recruit men of color from diverse socioeconomic populations
  • Educate men of color on topics of identity, leadership, and professional development
  • Support and retain men of color by connecting them to on-campus academic and financial resources
  • Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership activities, both on-campus and in the community
  • Promote community service and civic engagement

Participant Requirements

Students must:

  • Be registered as a full-time student at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • Be in “good standing” according to the university Code of Conduct
  • Be able to fully participate in the program
  • Complete the application by the noted deadline


NaQuaina Moore, assistant director