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Fearn House

Fearn House for African American Men is a black male initiative focused on improving the retention and graduation of African American men on campus. The Fearn House is designed to build a sense of community and connectedness by exploring the shared experience of African American men and facilitating opportunities for academic and personal growth in a safe and supportive environment.


You, as a member of the Fearn House, will have the opportunity to:

  • connect with African American faculty and staff
  • establish connections with fellow classmates
  • connect with surrounding African American communities
  • gain leadership skills and valuable leadership experience
  • build the skills that will aid you in your future success as a Ranger!
What kinds of activities will I be required to participate in?

Fearn House members will participate in the following activities: 

  • Weekly Facilitated Conversations (Weekly) Monday  |  5:30-7 pm
  • Community Service Project  Mandatory volenteer experience every semester; twice a year
  • Fearn House Social Events
Why is it called the Fearn House?

Fearn House is named in honor of Isom Fearn,Jr., the first African American graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Parkside.  For 32 years, Mr. Fearn served as the Director of the Access Opportunity Program at the State University of New York at Geneseo, which provided academically and economically disadvantaged students an opportunity to attend college.

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