The Forum of the College of William and Mary took a concrete form in the Spring of 1987 with two meetings and a reception. This effort was revived in 1991, and the Forum quickly became a recognized vehicle for advancing the interests of the Black community at the College in the 1991-92 academic year. The Forum organized itself formally with bylaws and duly elected officers in the Fall of 1992.
The purpose of the Forum is to:
- expand and strengthen the relationship and involvement of Black faculty and staff of the College within the greater College community;
- address issues of concern to the Black community, including campus climate;
- provide support for recruitment and retention of Black students;
- foster a greater sense of community and mutual support among the Black faculty and staff of the College through mentoring and networking.