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!


"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)