Student African American Brotherhood (SAAB) is a dynamic organization established specifically to assist our participants to excel academically, socially, culturally, professionally, and in the community. SAAB is primarily comprised of male students who strive for academic excellence and make a commitment to plan and implement programs that benefit their community at large. We encourage our participants to embrace leadership by being positive examples for each other through a strong commitment to academic achievement, brotherhood, and community service. We provide weekly study sessions, weekly developmental seminars for students of all ages, business meetings, social and religious activities, and work with various non-profit service agencies (i.e., Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Boys Club, etc.).
SAAB has core values that serve as a framework that guide the organization, meetings, events, and activities. They are:
- Creating a “Spirit of Care”
- Mentoring and Self-Discovery
- Excellence without Excuse
- Continuum of service and intervention from middle school to college graduation
- Prevention and Early Intervention
- Impact on students
- Structured, high impact programming focusing on student development, career, education, cultural diversity and community service.
Weekly meetings are held every Wednesday at 6:00 P.M. in the Pan-African Center. All meeting topics are based on the core values, and each meeting is led by a SAAB Executive Board member. Each SAAB Executive Board member has a quarterly one-on-one meeting with their advisor.