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Student OrganizationBrother 2 Brother (B2B)

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Six young men standing against a burnt orange wall with their hands crossed in front, all dressed to impress.

"We are our Brother’s Keeper: Brotherhood, Service, Leadership, and Excellence."


Brother 2 Brother (B2B) is a nationally recognized dynamic organization dedicated specifically to assist African American, and Latinx men of color to excel academically, socially, culturally, and professionally. B2B is based on a peer mentoring model where men of color connect, engage, support, and encourage each other to be successful in and outside of the classroom. The Old Dominion University of Brother2Brother was established in spring 2018 and has experienced increases in membership each year.



B2B's mission is to provide comprehensive support and resources to African American and LatinX males in accomplishing their career and professional aspirations





What's Expected of Me if I Join?


What Do I Need To Do To Join?

Fill out our Interest Form which can be found down below.

Are There Group Requirements?

The short answer is no, but we encourage you to engage with the group as much as possible. We want you to feel included and supported both academically and personally.

Are There Dues?

No, and most of the activites are free.

How Many Times A Month Do You Meet?

Our schedule fluxuates depending on availability for both student members and other organization leaders.

How do you support your brothers?

This is a great way to build connection with your fellow B2B members. Listen to them and ask what they need from you. Sometimes it's an ear, other times it could be a study partner.

If I miss a certain amount of meetings or events am I out?

No, but we'd like you to participate as frequently as you can.

Who do I contact?

Please fill out the interest form listed above and someone will reach out to you to answer any of your questions.





Fill out our form if you'd like more information about joining B2B.





Student Leadership


Jerome Woody

Jerome Woody

President

"Brother 2 Brother has been an unbelievable experience that has impacted my life in many different ways. It has opened doors to professional relationships and educational opportunities and has enabled me to develop new relationships with the bros within the initiative, a truly unforgettable experience."

Antonio Pressley

Antonio Pressley

Vice President

"B2B has played a pivotal role in helping me become who I want to be in the future. Being part of this group has helped me get out of my comfort zone and take initiative in my college career. Brother 2 Brother has helped me become more social and taught me the importance of networking with higher faculty. I'm grateful for Dr. Young because he's helped me navigate my college career for the better."

Devontae Allen

Devontae Allen

Secretary & Chief Academic Officer

"B2B has played an integral role in my student success since stepping foot on campus in Fall 2019. Brilliant black student leaders coached me on how to balance academics and extracurriculars and encouraged me to get involved with student government. The mentorship I've received from distinguished professionals such as Dr. Young has boosted my confidence to pursue all opportunities."

Diondre Brown

Diondre Brown

Advisor

"B2B is an amazing organization that creates an environment and culture of pushing beyond one's limits while striving to accomplish personal and professional ambitions. I'm grateful for the opportunity to serve African American and LatinX men through Brother 2 Brother and look forward to supporting and impacting lives in ways that have yet to be seen."





Brother 2 Brother Events


B2B Student Prospect

Social Events

B2B encourages Brothers to connect and stay engaged with one another through casual meetings. These can include study sessions, career workshops, group chats, and Wise Word Wednesdays.

B2B Social Events

Barbershop Talks

This activity provides a safe space for men of color on campus to exercise their thoughts and feelings through conversation amongst each other in a comfortable environment.

Topic Examples

Topic Examples:

  • Positive and negavtive effects of the media
  • Stigmas against black men
  • Strategies for business

New Student Reception Program

Kickbacks

This is an informal gathering of Brothers who get together to watch an NFL or NBA game, play video games, break bread, and engage in a range of unstructured conversations.





General Body Meetings happen every Sunday in the Cape Charles Room at Webb Center from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. Contact B2B President Jerome Woody if you'd like to drop in.