The Male Success Alliance (MSA) is a student success initiative focused on improving the educational outcomes of men of color. MSA members benefit from mentoring, personal and professional development opportunities and civic engagement. Fueled by the notion of “Consciousness and Competence” the goals of our program are to:
The mission of the Male Success Alliance is to improve access, retention, and graduation rates of young men of color through academic support, professional development, and mentoring. The program utilizes a holistic approach to student success addressing the affect and the academic aspect of student’s lives.
The Male Success Alliance hosts a variety of programs and services designed to equip men with the tools necessary for post-secondary success. Students are required to attend monthly general body meetings and meet at least once a month in small groups. Throughout the year students participate in various activities such as professional development workshops, leadership conferences, our annual Men’s Retreat and volunteer their time in the community.
The Male Success Alliance was established in 2009 with a small but significant group of seven outstanding students. Since that time, with tremendous support from CSUDH administration, MSA has grown tremendously and made a significant impact. In fact, the Male Success Alliance boasts a combined 90% retention and graduation rate.