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RAP-SI* (Retention, Achievement, Professionalism Success Institute) is a CCNY mentoring program. RAP-SI is a project of CUNY BMI (Black Male Initiative). Our mission is to increase, encourage, and support the retention and educational success of black males and other under-represented groups in higher education, through:

  • Structured Peer Mentoring
  • E-Mentoring
  • Speaker/Workshop forums
  • Student Support

All programs and activities of the Black Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristic.



RAP-SI (BMI) strives to maintain an active schedule of events and activities. There are weekly RAP Sessions, speaker series and other workshop offered each year. They are always free and open to all. Join RAP-SI todayor sign up for our newsletter or download our brochure.



*In affiliation with the Department of Psychology



Gordon Thompson
Program Director

North Academic Center
Room 4/149
160 Convent Avenue
New York, NY  10031
p: 212.650.5100
f: 212.650.8548


Charles Frye, Jr.
Student Activities Coordinator
p: 212.650.7914

Ted Dorset
Retention Specialist
p: 212.650.8658

Trevaughn Bynum
Program Coordinator
p: 212.650.5100
Geraldo Ramirez
Program Assistant
p: 212.650.5352