Dedicated Intellectuals of the People 

DIOP develops critically conscious leaders and empowers Black men and Men of Color to excel in all apsects of the academy and to live purposeful lives. DIOP instills confidence and inspires its memebers to serve the community, actualize their potential, and achieve their career goals. DIOP members share a special bond of brotherhood and a commitment to social justice that not only transforms Boston College but holds the power to change the world. 


Our Objectives 

  • To develop the leadership and oratorical skills of Black male students.
  • To heighten effectiveness among outreach organizations in the BC community,
    particularly those addressing the needs of Black males.
  • To hold monthly Leadership Forums which features a leader from the Boston community.
  • To sponsor field trips to a variety of sites where students receive valuable learning
  • To provide young men with the opportunity to pursue excellence in charter, skills and
    reflect values consistent with achievement.
  • To make the kind of meaningful difference that is commensurate with the scale of the peculiar
    problems faced by young Black men.
  • To enable young men to grow into responsible adults by encouraging, recognizing and developing
  • To provide hands-on programs to build advance leadership skills.
  • To impact positive peer influence.
  • To encourage community involvement in developing future leaders.
  • To improve the quality of life for Black males, to develop healthy minds and bodies.
  • To develop the spiritual growth and development of Black males.

DIOP meets every Tuesday in Stokes 139