Male Success Initiative. Stanislaus State. Mentorship, Achievement, Leadership, Development, Empowerment.


The Male Success Initiative (MSI) at Stanislaus State will foster student growth and academic success by nurturing spaces where men of color and self-identified men feel safe to be purposefully vulnerable, live in their authentic truths, and be empowered to be agents of social change. MSI will inspire transformative learning through intentional programs, meaningful dialogues, & community building that will advocate for the dismantling of toxic heteronormative traits. The core of our work will revolve around reconstructing and healing from negative ideologies by promoting self-reflection, critical thinking, and empathy.

The Male Success Initiative will proactively equip students with resources and skills to thrive in their educational journey. We aim to engage our participants by organizing a series of programs and services dedicated to addressing systemic inequities, academic achievement gaps, and persistence to graduation. 


In collaboration with campus and community stakeholders, MSI is committed to the academic and career success of traditionally marginalized men. Building upon the four pillars of success: Mentoring, Achievement, Leadership Development, & Empowerment, MSI provides opportunities that will foster growth and holistic wellbeing.

Pillars of Success

Mentoring. Hand Shake Icon.


We establish a strong network of individuals to guide and support each other.

Mountain icon. Achievement.


We aim to increase graduation and retention rates through tailored academic success services and programming.

Compass icon. Leadership Development.


We provide transformative leadership opportunities critical to student development and student success

Scale icon. Empowerment.


We will holistically serve our men on campus to heal from toxic gender roles and advance the work of marginalized communities.

Updated: April 17, 2024