The Men of Color (MOC) Program


The Men of Color (MOC) Program is an academic program currently designed to improve the retention and graduation rates of Black male students through the concerns of acclimation and equity for the Black community, specifically Black males at UC Santa Cruz. This project seeks to provide educational experiences, academic strategies and academic resources towards the enrichment of the Black community at UC Santa Cruz; as well as provide Black Male students with a brotherhood, mentorship, and networking opportunities from educated and innovative groups both within and outside the UC Santa Cruz community.


  • Increase the retention rates of Black males through cultural humility and validation
  • Cultivate a sense of belonging and brotherhood Provide academic, career and personal support and counseling
  • Challenge Black males to achieve academic excellence
  • Insight on professionalism and effective networking methods
  • Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership roles
  • To instill Black males with a sense of self and the motivation to succeed


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