The PossePlus Retreat
The PossePlus Retreat was started by the first Posses at Vanderbilt University who felt it was important to do something that would create a positive impact for the campus community. These first Posse Scholars worked closely with Posse staff to create The PossePlus Retreat, a weekend of interactive and challenging workshops designed to tackle important national and campus issues. In the past, retreats have dealt with themes of race, meritocracy, class, gender, power, social responsibility, education just to name a few previous topics. During a PossePlus Retreat weekend, a cross section of the campus community—students, faculty and administrators come together to talk about the topic on a national, campus and personal level. By creating a safe space for dialogue between campus community members who may not ordinarily interact with one another, retreats today have become an important forum to engage in social, cultural and political issues.
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Latest NewsFall 2016
Niyonsaba Magnifique was awarded a scholarship from Texas A&M University’s Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship to help establish an educational nonprofit in Burundi and Rwanda.Fall 2016
The Houston Chapter of the Society of Information Management awarded Posse Houston a grant in support of Texas A&M University’s STEM Posses.Fall 2016
The Posse Career Program provides Scholars with access to the resources and opportunities that will prepare them to secure competitive and career-enhancing internships, fellowships and research opportunities.Fall 2016
In June, weeks before the cauldron was lit in Rio, Posse Houston Scholars, their families, Posse staff and alumni participated in a day of friendly competition and team building.Fall 2016
Veterans Program Scholars Patrick Hood and Brian Barkman Jr. were hired for prestigious summer internships in New York City at Moody’s and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, respectively.