National Black Male Retreat

March 23 — 25, 2018

Deer Creek State Park and Lodge Center

The National Black Male Retreat promotes self-awareness, unity, academic motivation, leadership, and manhood among a concentrated group of Black males. Students will be able to come together during the retreat and discuss relevant topics specific to their experiences in higher education.

Initially, the Retreat served as a platform from which students could discuss their perceived place on The Ohio State University’s campus. Currently, the Retreat has become a place of refuge for all undergraduate and graduate student participants who attend. Open to students across the nation, attendees are exposed to nationally-renowned speakers, presented with insightfully themed workshops with applicable and practical information, and able to enjoy an exciting opportunity to network and reflect on who they are and the unlimited potential they possess.


Registration includes shared lodging and meals throughout the duration of the Retreat.

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Deer Creek Lodge & Conference Center
P.O. Box 125
22300 State Park Road 20
Mt. Sterling, OH 43143


Thank You to our Ohio State University Sponsors!

Please contact Dr. Robert Bennett III at or (614) 688-3638 for more information.