Black Excellence

Black Excellence at York University

About BE YU

Black Excellence at York University (BE YU) provides Black students with the support they need to transition to university and maximize their student experience on their path to graduation and beyond.

The success of Black students is our focus. BE YU works hand in hand with campus partners and the York community to offer workshops, events, activities, and services aimed at enhancing the Black student experience.

BE YU also connects students to student-led clubs and associations, faculty, staff, and services that promote Black excellence, a sense of community and connection, and student academic and personal success.

Through BE YU, students will develop skills to fulfill their educational and career potentials.

BE YU offers the following services: mentorship, professional development workshops, professional opportunities and scholarships, financial literacy workshops and social events.

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Get access to online modules offering a variety of supports including workshops, specialized events, mentoring, academic advising and more.

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My stay with them taught me how to present myself, basic dress codes and mannerisms in professional settings. I was also given the responsibility of interviewing the vice president of academics at York University and creating a video based on my findings. Beyond work, BE YU staff always helps with OSAP, course schedules, and anything academic. Anytime I have a problem, they are one of the first people I approach since they are reliable and have great connections.

— Nehemiah Abdi, 1st year Data Science student

Nehemiah Abdi

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111 Central Square (CSQ)
York University
4700 Keele St
Toronto ON M7A 2C5

416-736-2100 ext. 33241


Fall/Winter Hours (September - May):

Monday (Virtual) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Tuesday (In person) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Wednesday (In person) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Thursday (In person) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Friday (Virtual) 9:00 am to 4:30 pm