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Men of Color Initiative

  • What is Men of Color?

    The Men of Color Initiative at DePaul University (MOC@DPU) exists to provide opportunities for engagement that facilitate a sense of belonging, persistence to graduation, and readiness for life after college with a particular emphasis on the intersection of race, gender and college success. The program is driven by male-identified African American/Black, Latinx, APIDA, Native American and/or Bi/Multiracial students together with campus and community partners to increase access and success for men of color at DePaul. The MOC@DPU strives to do the following:

    • To provide an inclusive and supportive space for growth.
    • To offer skills in academic and personal success.
    • To support members in the development of a network of educational and professional contacts.
    • To engage in social-cultural dialogue that will enhance their understanding of self and their relationship to different communities.
  • How do I join Men of Color?

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    If you are interested in joining MOC please contact OMSS or stop by our office in the Lincoln Park Student Center Suite 105!

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  • What does participation in Men of Color offer?

    Participation in MOC@DePaul will offer growth and support in the following key areas:

    • Navigational Capital: the skills required to maneuver through social institutions, like a university, for which you may be unfamiliar.
    • Academic Success: full engagement in the academic experience, supporting and promoting academic growth, and fueling an intellectual curiosity that connects the classroom to the world with a commitment to social justice.
    • Race/Ethnicity and Masculinity: explore the relationship between race/ethnicity and the perceptions and performance of masculinity, the interrogation of these intersecting identities are foundational to the program.
    • Relationships: explore the ways that relationships (intra/interpersonal, biological and chosen) can positively contribute to your college experience.
    • Gender Identity/Expression: explore the ways that notions of gender identity and expression impact success in college and beyond.