Access to broadband for all Americans is urgent. Read more about how our Student Freedom Initiative (SFI) has developed a repeatable model to address the digital divide in communities hosting HBCUs starting with Orangburg South Carolina. Learn More.

Student Freedom Initiative is guided by the following core values as we pursue our mission:

Student Freedom Initiative is guided by the following core values as we pursue our mission:

Student-Centered

SFI remains acutely focused on the interest of students/families and recognizes that their success benefits communities, employers and MSIs.

Holistic

SFI elevates the totality of the MSI ecosystem; recognizes the implication to people, process, technology, and governance; and provides a suite of solutions that enable MSI and student success.

Evidence-Based

SFI refines and adjusts its program to optimize student outcomes based on continuous analysis of data throughout the program’s lifecycle, and generates high quality research to support broad(er) adoption of this transformative program.

Collaborative

SFI develops mission-aligned, strategic partnerships; leverages core competencies of subject matter experts; and capitalizes on synergies with related goals.