USD Joins New Consortium to Better Minority Male Students
Minority male students at the University of San Diego now have a new resource. In conjunction with more than 70 other colleges and universities across the country, USD has joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color.
The collaborative is a national research and practice center that partners with colleges across the nation to better understand the challenges facing minority men. It’s focused on designing institutional interventions and developing tools for assessing institutional efforts and outcomes relevant to men of color.
The consortium offers students access to webinars such as designing early alert systems, counseling men of color, and more. They can also participate in information sharing session and annual working group meetings.
In a press release from the university, Andrew Allen, USD’s Vice President Provost spoke about the program:
“USD remains dedicated to enhancing outcomes for underrepresented students. By joining the M2C3 Consortium, we can now learn from other partner institutions who share our commitment to serving men of color equitably and responsibly. USD is currently engaging in myriad efforts to improve the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students on our campus. We believe partnering with M2C3 will provide us with excellent support and information.”
USD has always had a high-focus on its minority population. 36% of the student population falls into minority status with an additional 7% classified as international students.
USD is home to a variety of student organizations dedicated to minority students. A few include:
- African Student Union: A safe place for students from Africa to learn and interact.
- American Indian & Indigenous Student Organization: This student organization is committed to the needs of Native college students.
- Asian Students Association: This association is dedicated to celebrating different ethnicities within Asian culture.
- Black Student Union: This union welcomes all African American students.