The College of Charleston’s Office of Admissions is hosting its annual Otto B. German Minority Male Initiative (MMI) program Feb. 16-17, 2019.

Otto German, the namesake of the Minority Male Initiative, serves as CofC’s associate director of athletics/NCAA compliance.

The program, renamed this year to honor CofC alumnus Otto B. German ’73, who was among the first African-American students to graduate from the College, serves minority male students in high school. The goal is to support, empower and assist prospective male students of color.

The two-day program offers high school students a variety of activities and workshops, including:

  • Opportunities to attend workshops to develop academic and personal skills.
  •  Social activities with other MMI participants, as well as current CofC students.
  • Classrooms visits where students can interact with faculty.

MMI is free of charge; however, participants are expected to pay for their transportation to and from campus. Space is limited and restricted to high school juniors and seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.5. For more information on the program and how to apply visit the Office of Admission’s website. The deadline to apply is Feb. 8, 2019.