Howard University. Spelman College. Hampton University. FAMU. Grambling. For decades Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) have been an integral part of black life, and their Homecomings have gone down in history for their epic tailgating, step shows, and parties. Every week in the month of October Clutch will highlight Homecoming events and activities at HBCUs across the country, and we’re looking for students and alumni to represent!

Defined as schools started before 1964 expressly for the education of African American minds, HBCUs continue to produce some the brightest thinkers of our time. According to the United Negro College Fund, HBCUs graduate over half of African American professionals and confer 1/3 of the degrees to African Americans in the natural sciences. HBCU Nation not only knows how to get down at halftime but is also doing amazing work, both academically and in the community.

Of course with movies like Drumline, School Daze, and Stomp the Yard it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of Homecoming, but HBCUs are doing so much more. Clutch is bringing you the latest information on how they are making a difference.

And that’s not all. You can share your HBCU Homecoming experience with us on Twitter by using the hashtag #ClutchHC11. Share event updates, pictures on the yard, Homecoming fashions, videos, or just to send a shout out.

We want to hear from you! What are your favorite Homecoming traditions? What are you wearing to the caberet? Who will win your stepshow? Sound off!

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