Male Engagement Initiatives

About the program

The Male Engagement Initiatives (MEI) enhances the academic, social and professional success of male-identified learners. The goal of MEI is to empower our male-identified learners through meaningful interactions with staff, former participants, introduction to campus resources and mentoring. Additionally, this program provides students with the tools needed to become engaged and successful members of the FIU community.  

Individuals who participate in this program will:

  • Learn to think critically about the male identity and what it means to "be a man"
  • Examine the expectations of the male identity in our modern society
  • Discuss how men are portrayed throughout our nation's history, culture and media
  • Redefine the expectations of the male role in family and social relationships
  • Develop positive study techniques, stress management skills and leadership competencies
  • Incorporate physical and mental health techniques that bolster student wellbeing

All our services and initiatives are open to all FIU students.

Fall 2023 Events

Thursday9/14/234 pmMale Mentoring Welcome ReceptionGC 216
Wednesday9/20/235:30 pmMen of Color Affinity Group - Hip Hop and MasculinityTamiami Hall Multipurpose Room - RM 121
Thursday9/28/235:30 pmThe Alpha Male ConversationTamiami Hall Multipurpose Room - RM 121
Wednesday10/04/234 pmDebunking Superman / Growth MindsetGC 216
10/16 - 10/23Masculinity Week
Wednesday10/18/235:30 pmBarbershop Talk - Cosponsored by SGAGolden Touch Barbershop
Thursday10/19/235:30 pmWhat is your Love Language? EventParkview Multipurpose Room - PVH 100
Saturday10/21/239 amTeam Building at the Ropes CourseBBC - TRAC Course
Tuesday11/14/234 pmCode Switching & Mental HealthGC 216
Monday11/20/234 pmMale Mentoring Closing ReceptionGC 243
Wednesday11/29/234 pmMen of Color Affinity Group - Money MattersParkview Multipurpose Room - PVH 100


"Here I was around a group of men willing to give up time in their day to mentor me. I was assigned a mentor named Frederic soon after our first meeting. These men have been there for me every step of the way."

Joshua Lovo-Morales, Sophomore

Male Mentoring Initiative Program

The Male Mentoring Initiative Program is designed to support the educational, professional and personal development of male-identified individuals at FIU.

When you're a part of this program, you get to experience events that you wouldn’t see anywhere else on campus, you get to connect with black and brown faculty members you may have never met before, you get to have your voice heard.

Frederic Aurelien, Junior