Men's Engagement Center

About the program

The Men's Engagement Center (MEC) enhances the academic, social and professional success of male-identified learners. The goal of MEC 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.

Spring 2024 Events

DayDateTimeEventLocation
Thursday02/08/244 p.m.Male Mentoring Welcome ReceptionGC 214
Thursday02/15/245 p.m.MEC: The Keys to Relationship BuildingTamiami Hall Multipurpose Room 
Wednesday02/21/246 p.m.Barbershop Talk Golden Touch Barbershop
Wednesday03/13/244 p.m.MOC: Unique Like Everyone ElseUniversity Towers Lounge Rm. UT-111
Tuesday03/19/244 p.m.MEC: How to Win an Argument?GC 305
Thursday04/2410 a.m.Men of Color Leadership Symposium
Monday04/245 p.m.Male Mentoring Wrap-up Reception

 

"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