Collegiate NOBLE Chapters have an important role to play on the college/university campus. The effective execution of that role requires that the Chapter be a responsible, productive, and cooperative segment of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE) and the total college/university community. Across the United States, police departments and other public safety agencies are struggling with recruitment and retention of qualified minorities in their ranks. The gap between our young people and law enforcement is widening. NOBLE is making an investment in the decision-making process of college students contemplating a future in public safety. Many of the students live away from home and are in dire need of proper guidance and positive role models to help them realize their full potential. These students are our future leaders. We recognize that students relate better to their peers and they can help promote dialogue and different perspectives on issues impacting youth today. Members of a Collegiate chapter will assist the local Host NOBLE Chapter with its programmatic initiatives that support the development of social, emotional, educational, and physical needs of youth who have few or no positive role models in the communities in which they live. The Collegiate Chapter program is not intended to create a separate functioning group that operates independently from the local Host NOBLE Chapter. The right to use intellectual properties must be approved by the host NOBLE Chapter through authorization from the National Headquarters. The Collegiate Chapter, therefore, is not fraternal in nature and does not include the process of pledging or hazing to gain affiliation or membership. Rather, the Collegiate Chapter adds value by serving as a core of service-minded volunteers to help carry out the mission of NOBLE and support the activities of the Host Chapter. It is expected that those chosen as members of the Collegiate Chapter will gain a greater appreciation for the mission and goals of NOBLE. Through this union, an alliance will be formed with members of the global network of NOBLE Chapters who will prepare the collegiate members to become potential members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives.