Church roots run deep, not only in the community but also in an HBCU environment. They have been vital to the development of HBCUs and building Black communities across the country.


For us, the BEST CHURCH category recognizes the presence of churches (both on and off campus) as an anchor for the community and a driving source for social uplift while serving as a resource beyond the sanctuary for individual, systemic, and political change within our Black neighborhoods.