Men of Distinction Academy

Men of Distinction Academy

Mission

  • Our mission is to enhance the academic, personal, and social experiences of Men of Color.

Vision/PurposeProgram director with two students

  • Our vision and purpose is to serve as a resource to the campus, region, and SUNY community on guiding practices that meet the needs of Men of Color.

Goals

  • Increase access, retention, and completion rates
  • Provide mentorship, service-learning, and leadership development opportunities
  • Identify guiding practices for culturally relevant and identity affirming mentorship and support
  • Serve as a resource to the campus and regional community
  • Develop academic excellence and self-awareness
  • Cultivate sense of belonging
  • Discover passions and interests relating to personal goals
  • Foster leadership and increase engagement in educationally purposeful initiatives

Who We Are

Men of Distinction Academy is a student success initiative that focuses on increasing the persistence toward degree completion, campus engagement, and academic success of Men of Color. The program is comprised of frequent events designed to provide academic, personal, and social support to help students navigate the transition to and through college.

What We Do

The program is designed to provide mentorship and guidance to Men of Color inclusive of the following:

  • bonding and trips;
  • workshops/forums for academic and personal success;
  • exposure to dedicated and trained mentors; and
  • development of skills critical to succeeding inside and outside the classroom. 

Mentoring Opportunities

Join Men of Distinction Academy

To join the program, please complete this BroncoCONNECT form and/or contact Jarvis Marlow-McCowin at mccowija@delhi.edu or 607-746-4748.