Men of Honor/Women of Integrity

These two programs are mentoring programs that pair target students with employees, community leaders, and student peer mentors.  The goal of the program is to change the college-going culture of these students; all while improving retention, persistence, and graduation rates of the participants.  Topics covered include study habits, career selection, goal setting, money management, financial aid, and the importance of taking advantage of available campus resources. Mentors meet with students one-on-one throughout the semester. The college has employed a full-time director of this program who works to recruit, design programs, lead the mentors, and travel with the students to various conferences. Originally designed for African American Males in 2013-2014 the program was expanded to include Hispanic students.

In 2015-2016, the College received a state Minority Male Initiative grant that allowed us to hire a coordinator to serve all three campuses at the college.  In the same year the program was expanded to include women students in a similar program titled Women of Integrity.  The program is basically the same as the Men of Honor.  The two programs will often meet jointly if the topic is gender neutral.

In fall 2017 new strategies will be in place to help identify students that can benefit from the programs, engages closer to instructional units and expand the reach of the existing programs.

Approximately 500 men and 400 women participate in some aspect of the program each semester.  Fall 2016 retention rates were 93% for men and 96% for women.  The program is in the process of moving from a voluntary participation to a more structured and prescriptive model based on student needs.

 

ID 16701

To contact this college about this intervention, take note of the ID above, ID #16701, and then fill out the intervention contact request form

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