Local members of Sigma Pi Phi international fraternity, Tau Boule, visited Cleveland State University’s Urban Health Partnership students to share their wealth of knowledge and experience. These gentlemen represent a range of industries and have verified success in their areas of expertise. In a “round-robin” approach, Urban Health students spent time with each Tau Boule member discussing approaches to success, ways to self-motivate, and overcoming failure.
Sigma Pi Phi is an international fraternity of African American men with approximately 50 members in the local chapter. Members who have served as Executives in Residence here at CSU include Drs. Ed Jackson and Julian Earls, David Whitehead, Steve Minter and Woodrow Whitlow. Other prominent members in Cleveland include James McCoy, Fred Nance, Robert Madison, Leon Bibb, and Lee Trotter.
The CSU Partnerships for Urban Health program is one of the many ways that CSU gives back to the community. It is our bold approach to eliminating health disparities in Cleveland by preparing pre-med and medical students to serve as primary care physicians in urban environments. We seek out Cleveland students, train them here, and intend to retain them for medical practice in our urban core.
Success always begins with mentorship!