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Sankofa 2023 Registration

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Sankofa Leadership Institute 2023


A student-developed, staff-supported residential program, Sankofa takes its name from the Akan West African word that expresses the idea of “looking backward to move forward.” 

The intention of this initiative is to help incoming students navigate a multi-campus institution such as ASU and mitigate what can be an overwhelming and isolating experience for any first-time student, which, according to studies, can be even more so for Black students at predominantly white institutions. 


Applications for Sankofa 2023 will start early Spring 2023! 



Sankofa Sophomore Summit 2023


Sankofa Sophomore Summit will expand upon Sankofa, a free in-person overnight program focused on providing incoming immersion Black and African American inclusive first-year students with connections to the Black community and resources. Building off the success of the first-year student experience, Sankofa Sophomore Summit is focused on second semester immersion Black and African American inclusive sophomores who will engage with Black and African American immersion upper class undergraduates and graduate students as well as Black and African American industry leaders and educators. Experiences and connections with individuals will serve as a vehicle to increase retention rates of student participants, ultimately culminating in their graduation and entrance into the workforce.