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Indiana University will hold a Black Student Orientation next week in an effort to bring students together and help them succeed academically.

IU says a sense of belonging helps promote academic success among black students. The orientation program Sept. 18 is for new and returning African American students who want to learn about support services IU offers, hear about black history in Bloomington and socialize with others.

The Black Student Orientation program started three years ago after black students said they felt isolated when they first came to campus.

IU Professor Khalil Muhammad says the orientation is crucial to letting black students know that IU wants them to succeed.

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