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Men of Color (MOC) Initiative

Our Purpose

The purpose of the Men of Color (MOC) is to engage males in their own education experience through student development, critical mentorship, networking opportunity, and civic engagement activities. The goal is to not only ensure men of color have a successful transition into NMSU, but also thrive both academically, professionally, and socially. We strive to empower, celebrate and support students as they create a strong personal foundation and nurture a sense of belonging.

What can you expect?

  • Paired with a mentor who understands issues pertaining to MOC and institutional resources
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Engage in civic engagement projects
  • Attended development workshops and presentations
  • Participate in study sessions
  • Alumni Networking Opportunities
  • Cultural Enrichment Events
  • Involvement in health and wellness activities (indoors/outdoors)
  • Build a community of support and sense of belong

Tell Your Story

You have unique and powerful presence on this campus, and in our world. Your voice, your story, your skills and your leadership are vital. Share your experiences as a student, man of color and future leader. Join our community as we share dialogue about our past, present, and build friendships through collaboration. Elevate your voice to shape the future!

Donate to the Men Of Color

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"The moment I step into this room with all of these talented Men, my anxiety and survival instinct turn off. I see grit, passion, and experience in this group and it is an absolute honor to be apart of it."

—Samuel Gonzalez (MOC Member)

You Gain

  • Build your “tribe”— create strong relationships with other men
  • Improve your academic and professional skills
  • Develop your leadership ability 
  • Utilize the many resources NMSU offers to you
  • Identify scholarships, grants and work-study positions
  • Network with faculty and community leaders in your future field
  • Grow through mentorship
  • Give back to your community and invest in your future

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  • Enjoy NMSU in a new way
    • Get a richer student experience by attending campus events together
  • Community service and outreach
    • Partner with local service organizations to invest in our community
  • Connect with on-campus groups
    • Get to know other students through joint projects and events
  • Get outdoors
    • Bond with your fellow men through activities such as hiking or sports
  • Grow through mentorships
    • Benefit from the experience, skills, knowledge, and coaching of another man
  • Lead as a mentor
    • Pass on your knowledge and experience to elevate and invest in other men
  • Share your narrative
    • Use your voice to tell your story in your own way, and witness the stories of others

Check out more MOC Photos

Turner_Patrick.jpgPatrick Turner, Ph.D.

Associate Vice-President of Student Academic

(575) 646-7926


Corbett Center

Room 209


Men of Color Initiative

Office of the Provost
Guthrie Hall, 109

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