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Going for Gold University Partners

The Going for Gold initiative is focused on the 27 four-year HSIs with at least 60% Hispanic enrollment and seeks to include all 101 HBCUs in the U.S. Our goal is to bring on 25 university partners each year. The 50 HBCUs with health-affiliated programs such as medical schools, nursing, pre-med, health information, and health communication,  provide opportunities for further engagement by partnering on clinical trials, developing health materials, and shaping community outreach.

Recruiting for additional corporate and university partners is ongoing.

Dillard University

Dillard University is a historically Black institution that cultivates leaders who live ethically, think and communicate precisely, and act courageously to make the world a better place. Located in New Orleans, Dillard is a private faith-based liberal arts university that offers 22 majors and two certificate programs. Founded in 1869, Dillard is Louisiana’s oldest HBCU born from the union of Straight College and New Orleans University. Find out more by visiting

Livingstone College

Livingstone College is a private historically Black college, founded in 1879, that is secured by a strong commitment to quality instruction, academic excellence, and student success. Through a Christian-based environment suitable for holistic learning, Livingstone provides excellent business, liberal arts, STEAM, teacher education, and workforce development programs for students from all ethnic backgrounds designed to promote lifelong learning, and to develop student potential for leadership and service to a global community.

Norfolk State University

Norfolk State is the largest HBCU in the Commonwealth of Virginia and a thought leader positioned to continue educating the current and future workforce for generations to come. The University is home to one of the highest rated “Clean Room” research facilities on the eastern seaboard and is strengthening its presence in the research and technological sectors as a place to go for 21st Century initiatives. The institution is highlighted by several superior academic colleges and schools including the College of Science, Engineering and Technology; the College of Liberal Arts; the School of Business; the School of Education; the Ethelyn R. Strong School of Social Work; the School of Graduate Studies and Research; and the Robert C. Nusbaum Honors College. 

NC A&T State University

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is a leading doctoral research university, the largest historically Black university in America and the nation's no. 1 producer of degrees awarded to African Americans in Engineering and Agriculture. Nationally recognized for excellence in science, technology, mathematics, and engineering (STEM) education, A&T is home to an extensive scientific enterprise, one of the state's three most productive among its public universities. Find out more by visiting

Shaw University

Founded in 1865, Shaw University is the oldest historically Black university in the Southern United States and the first historically Black College in the nation to open its doors to women. A private liberal arts institution affiliated with the Baptist church, it is home to the oldest historically black theological institution in America. With a rich history steeped in tradition, activism, and service, Shaw fulfills its mission to transform its diverse community of learners into global leaders.

Southern University Law Center

Established in 1947, the Southern University Law Center is a progressive, innovative institution that provides access and opportunity to a diverse group of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and socio-economic groups to obtain a high-quality legal education with training in both civil and common law. Located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Law Center is one of five institutions comprising the Southern University System – the only HBCU system in the nation. The institution is nationally recognized for its diversity, racial justice initiatives, and community outreach efforts.

“Cancer is a plaguing disease that has claimed the lives of too many within our community. By partnering with the CEO Roundtable on Cancer on their initiative, Going for Gold, it will allow the Southern University Law Center to elevate education programming and community outreach within Louisiana that can save lives and families.”

- John Pierre, Chancellor of the Southern University Law Center

Stillman College

Stillman College is a liberal arts institution with a historical and formal affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). It is committed to fostering academic excellence, to providing opportunities for diverse populations, and to maintaining a strong tradition of preparing students for leadership and service by fostering experiential learning and community engagement designed to equip and empower Stillman’s students and its constituents. Stillman College, authorized by the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States in 1875, held its first classes in 1876 and was chartered as a legal corporation by the State of Alabama in 1895.

Winston-Salem State University

Winston-Salem State University fosters the creative thinking, analytical problem-solving, and depth of character needed to transform the world. Rooted in liberal education, WSSU’s curriculum prepares students to be thought leaders who have the skills and knowledge needed to develop innovative solutions to complex problems. Founded in 1892, WSSU is a historically Black constituent institution of the University of North Carolina with a rich tradition of contributing to the social, cultural, intellectual, and economic growth of North Carolina, the region and beyond. Guided by the motto, “Enter to Learn, Depart to Serve,” WSSU develops leaders who advance social justice by serving the world with compassion and commitment.