About Our Program

Purpose

Men of color/men are graduating and being retained at rates lower than other segments of the student population which impacts the student body overall, their families, their communities and our nation.

Objectives

Retention

  • Increase first-year retention rates of full-time, first-time men of color/men ("men")
  • Increase two-year graduation rates of men
  • Increase four-year graduation rates of men
  • Increase the course unit loads per semester of men to decrease time to degree.

Culture

  • To create a culture that rejects toxic masculinity and safely explores men and masculinity through different cultures
  • To explore and engage with healthy disruptive transformation of men and masculinity
  • Increase the overall engagement of men on campus.

Access

  • Identify key strategies to engage and promote positive men's and masculinity
  • Cultivate partnerships both on- and off-campus (i.e. junior colleges, high schools, etc.)
  • Increase the number of men who use the following resources:
    • Supplemental Instruction and Tutoring
    • Career Development Center
    • Money Management Center
    • University Advising Center and other academic advising services
    • Student Involvement Center