Center for Minority Excellence

Center for Minority Excellence

The Center for Minority Excellence (CME) is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education with the aim to increase enrollment, retention, transfer, and college completion rates of African American students at South Louisiana Community College. The program provides participants with support services designed to encourage, promote, and motivate successful completion of African American educational and career goals. The design of the program is to create a framework that will help African American students be prepared for life while in college and after college. The Center for Minority Excellence intellectually and culturally engages students while connecting them to the college’s resources and making a meaningful impact in their personal and professional endeavors; therefore, providing the students with a holistic experience.


To be eligible for the program services, participants must be:

  • African American
  • Enrolled in classes at SLCC
  • Interested in improving their educational outcomes


(In-person or virtual)

  • Intrusive Academic Advising and Tutoring
  • Career Exploration and Planning
  • Mentoring Support
  • Financial Literacy and Money Management Workshops
  • Cultural Celebrations
  • Workshops, Seminars, and Presentations
  • Social Programming
  • Community Involvement
  • College Tours

For More Information

For more information about the program, please click here to fill out the CME Questionnaire and a CME team member will contact you within 48 hours.

CME Application

Students who are eligible and interested in participating in CME can click here to fill out the CME Application.


Lafayette Campus, Ardoin Building Room 101

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