Men of Excellence

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Men of Excellence is a leadership program that will provide male students of color with the skills necessary to navigate successful in and outside the classroom.

Mission: Men of Excellence program mission is designed to academically, professionally, and socially support male students of color by providing coaching and leadership development opportunities through collaborative initiatives.

Program Requirements:

A Student:

  • must attend the kick-off conference.
  • must complete one community service project.
  • must represent Men of Excellence by attending two campus-wide programs/initiatives per semester.
  • must meet with their coach at least twice per semester.
  • must attend weekly team meetings.
  • must attend specialized workshops.
Benefits Diagram

Program Benefits:

  • Development of leadership and communication skills
  • Opportunity to work with a team of campus leaders
  • Opportunity to build strong connections with the MCC and Rochester communities
  • Receipt of one-on-one coaching/mentoring from a faculty or staff member
  • Increased potential for certificates/scholarships

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Men of Excellence Application

All fields are required.

Please complete the top of this form with your information.

Tell us about yourself and someone who has played a positive impact in your life and why you would like to join the Men of Excellence Program.


Application Requirements

MCC students 2.25 GPA or higher/ High School average of an 80 or higher GPA.

Application Deadline

We offer rolling admission, accepting applications year-round.

Interviews Notification

Notification of Acceptance into the Program: by mid-September

For More Information please contact:
Milladge E. Griffin, III
Financial Aid Advisor
585 292- 2274

Become a Coach

Coaches are responsible for meeting with their mentee once a semester. The meetings are not limited to an office setting. Meetings can be in the form of outings and activities, (i.e. lunch, coffee, sporting event, community program).  The meetings will serve as an opportunity to academically support, provide guidance, and resources to the student. Assessment will need to be completed after every meeting. At the end of each semester the coaches will come to together to further asset their mentees. 

Coaches are required to attend the kick off conference luncheon, which typically takes place on a Saturday in September.

Please Note: There is no compensation for being a coach.

Coach's Application

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Please complete the top of this form with your information.

Why would like to for the Men of Excellence program?