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Men of Color Initiative

  • What is Men of Color?

    The Men of Color (MOC) Initiative seeks to support first-generation and/or low-income, male students of color in their academic endeavors at DePaul University. The MOC Initiative strives to do the following:

    • Support and challenge men of color to achieve academic success;
    • Encourage and support men of color in engaging in the DePaul Student Experience;
    • Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership activities;
    • Promote intergenerational mentoring; and
    • Promote community service and engagement.

    The MOC Initiative is divided into three separate components designed to best serve students depending on where they are in their DePaul Experience.

    • The MOC Empowerment Forums;
    • The MOC Career Academy;
    • The MOC Beyond DePaul component
  • How do I join Men of Color?

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    If you are interested in joining MOC please fill out the MOC interest form that should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. After you've submitted the form we will follow up with you with an email to meet with us in person.

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​​The MOC Career Academy

The MOC Career Academy focuses on providing program participants with opportunities for life-skills, graduate and career attainment. Through bi-weekly meetings and workshops, MOC engages men of color in career and graduate school exploration experiences.

Through their experience with the MOC Career Academy, participants will develop a career engagement plan that will help plan out the rest of their time at DePaul University in ways that help them achieve their post-college goals and academic endeavors. 

MOC Beyond DePaul

Why are you here? The answer to that question should be to graduate. Ultimately students attend DePaul to obtain a college degree. Through the Beyond DePaul component of the MOC Initiative, we provide students with the opportunity to reflect on their lives as they near the end of their college career. Through focused career coaching, we engage students in a one-on-one environment to discuss their career aspirations and the next steps needed to attain them. As participants get closer to graduation, we connect them with DePaul alum in their respective fields. We also encourage them to give back to the DePaul University and the MOC Initiative by becoming active alumni.

For more information or to get involved, please contact Miguel Macias at mmacias9@depaul.edu  or via phone at 773-325-7325.


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