An ongoing men’s group for undergraduate and graduate men. Come join this collection of men who come together each week to connect and discuss what’s up, including topics such as romantic relationships, friendships, academic stress, and masculine identity. Co-sponsored by Men and Masculinities and the Center for Counseling and Psychological Health.
The purpose of Men of Color United (MOCU) is to unify the men of color on campus and to increase awareness of its members, and other UMass students, to the issues pertaining to men of color. It involves many students, staff, faculty, and offices across campus.
MOCU came into being as a way to support the success of all men, but in particular, men of color on our campus. We formed with an awareness of the lived experiences of men of color, both on and off campus, and the barriers present that keep you from persisting through your college experience. We also know that students who are connected and involved on campus and with campus resources are much more likely to succeed academically and thrive socially.
We offer a program for men who violated certain aspects of community standards. The program consists of a series of structured activities and conversations designed to get participants to reflect upon their behavior and the ways in which adherence to masculine norms influenced their choices. In addition, participants explore concepts of taking responsibility and self–care. Individual meetings may be available as well.
We are open to supporting a variety of men’s needs. If you have ideas for how you’d like to see us expand our support programs, please let us know.