We are The Brotherhood La Hermandad, a Class II organization geared towards, but not limited just to, aiding Black and Hispanic males from an academic, professional, and social standpoint here at Montclair State University. We hold weekly meetings, which vary from a diverse number of social topics and issues that go unnoticed. The Brotherhood La Hermandad prides ourselves on using our resources, connections, and knowledge to rebut the stereotype of minority males and females.
The Brotherhood La Hermandad pushes for academic excellence, as a collective, by running study sessions and holding accountability for one another. We participate in a number of benevolent programs to keep students socially connected, from our "Unity March", which takes place during Black History month designed to recognize achievement in the African American community , to "The Less Fortunate Experiment", where we embody the homeless community for a number of days and donate all of our proceeds to homeless shelters. Professionally, we reach out to different leadership and career services, requesting insight and aid in additional opportunity that may be unknown to many.
As an organization, we host a weekly program every Tuesday entitled "Necktie Tuesday" to break the stereotype of Black and Hispanic males. On these Tuesdays we dress in professional attire to accentuate our being "dressed for success" and highlighting the impact that attire has on your perception in the world. It is also a way for us to help prepare one another for future professional goals and getting us accustomed to carrying ourselves of a certain professional caliber, which is extremely important in the world.
We hold our meetings weekly in Student Center Red Hawk Nest (Commuter Lounge) on Wednesdays at 5:30pm.
We, The Brotherhood La Hermandad, hope to see you all soon.
Ray Bernard and Ashon Lanada
President and Vice President
The Brotherhood La Hermandad
The purpose of The Brotherhood is to initiate and support any service or program that will aid African American and Hispanic males in finding academic, professional and social success at Montclair State University and to connect its general members with Montclair State University faculty/administrators who are willing to mentor and support them.
Student Center red hawk nest (Commuter Lounge)