Knights of Color

Early Knights 2019

About Knights of Color Mentorship Program

At predominantly white institutions students of color sometimes experience issues of isolation, from being the only “x” in their class or trying to find and connect with people who look like them.

Knights of Color is a FREE yearlong mentorship program designed for Students of Color to help foster community, resilience, and strategies for success.

You will have the opportunity to meet and form connections with your peers before the school year begins. This initiative is for first-year students, living on or off campus.

Benefits of joining KOC

  • Early move-in on campus (August 12!)
  • KOC gear (t-shirts, backpacks, etc.)
  • KOC socials, events, and parties
  • Ease your transition into Bellarmine University
  • Meet our Identity RSOs (Black Student Union, Latinx and Hispanic Student Union, Asian and Asian American
  • Student Union)
  • Paired with an upperclassmen mentor
  • Paired with faculty mentor of color
  • Exclusive access to workshops and events around student success
  • Meet faculty, staff, and community partners early
  • Access to our growing online network of previous Early Knights and Knights of Color alumni

Time commitment as a KOC mentee

  • Once a week check in with your KOC Mentor
  • Study hall with your cohort