We are fostering an inclusive environment for shared learning. 

We are a vibrant collective of diverse, creative, and mission-driven MIT alumni who are dedicated to empowering the next generation of diverse leaders and change agents. Our mission is to support the professional and personal development of the Black community at MIT - with a special focus on the recruitment, development and successful graduation of Black undergraduate and graduate students - and to amplify the voice of all Black alumni who are committed to leadership, innovation, and positive social transformation. We will never stop marching for justice.




We are mobilizing a passionate community of diverse innovators.

As an alumni network, BAMIT enjoys a strong presence in all regions of the United States with a growing membership organized by local chapters. We host local alumni events, coordinate regional mixers, plan substantive educational programs, and organize an annual leadership conference at MIT, all geared toward empowering the Black alumni of MIT and their surrounding communities.

Through our email newsletter and digital publications, we share empowering stories and inspiring initiatives from the Black MIT community, both on and off campus. Our growing network provides our family with access to exclusive networking and professional development events, engagement with an intimate collective of high-achieving Black professionals, unique community service and mentoring opportunities across the country, and selected leadership development programs.  

Our corporate sponsors and community sponsors support our rich programming and bold initiatives at MIT and beyond. Together, we impact diversity, inclusion, social justice, and a plethora of other important issues pertinent to Black communities across America. We are committed to leadership and devoted to change.




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Michelle Harton SM '83
Chair / BGC Chair/ Programming Chair

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K'Andrea Bickerstaff  ’89


Vincent Kwapong ’88
       Admissions Co-Chair                        


    Christopher Jones ’03, ’16

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             Robert Love ’10           Vice-Chair / Advocacy Chair   Capstone Committee Chair


Etienne Toussaint ’07
      Chapter Development            Communication Chair     


         Kelvin Frazier ’15               Corresponding Secretary       


            New Board Member               Board Member


Gerald Baron ’85
   Outreach & Engagement               Committee Chair          

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Berdell Knowles ’94
     Resource Development   Fundraising Chair


Holly M. Carter PhD ’77
           Board Member                        


            New Board Member               Board Member


Michael Dixon ’88
Secretary / Clerk / Admissions Co-Chair


Jamila Smith-Dell ’16
         Governance Chair                                      


Awa Kone ’15
            Board Member                        


            New Board Member               Board Member


Nelly Rosario ’94
BAMIT E-News Editor


Never underestimate the power of dreams & the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.
— Wilma Rudolph, American Olympic Gold Medalist