Background Information on The Interlink Alliance
The Interlink Alliance, originally named the Ohio University and Historically
Black Colleges and Universities Consortium (OUHBCU), is rooted in its longstanding
commitment to the education of African American students. Its goal is to establish
mutually beneficial initiatives to promote access to higher education for all
students of African American descent.
The establishment of The Interlink Alliance is to develop and promote faculty
and student development, leadership development, research collaboration, faculty
and student exchanges, as well as an African American male Initiative. Other goals
of The Interlink Alliance include student pipeline issues, new teaching
strategies, improve infrastructure and raise awareness of issues affecting higher
education. The Consortium's success is critical to the African American academic
communities and requires full buy-in and collaboration among the
To demonstrate our collective commitment to prepare our students with
the relevant skills necessary to successfully compete in today's global society,
Ohio University, Central State University, Hampton University, Johnson C.
Smith University, Morgan State University, North Carolina Central University, South Carolina State
University, Spelman College, Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia State University, and Wilberforce
University unite to form the Ohio University and Historically Black Colleges and
Universities Consortium. The establishment of this consortium between Ohio
University and HBCUs expands our abilities to provide greater access to
educational opportunities for our students.
By uniting the rich heritages of our respective institutions, we are committed to
working together to achieve greater access and opportunity to higher education
and will work collaboratively to that end. We believe that the establishment of this
consortium will serve to further support our institutions' thriving legacies as
leaders in higher education.
Duration of Agreement
This agreement is in effect immediately and will remain in effect until such time as
program changes in the participating colleges and universities require that this
consortium be rearticulated. Ohio University and the participating HBCUs agree to review this document annually or with the publication of each college catalog. In addition, each institution agrees to maintain an open line of communication and to inform the consortium members of program changes that may affect this agreement.