Men's Success Initiative

The Men’s Success Initiative at CSU Long Beach is a program focused on cultivating a Brotherhood of college graduating and succeeding men of color. The program places emphasis on three foundational tenets:

1. Empowering men of color to achieve both personal and academic success;

2. To challenge antiquated perceptions on gender and masculinity; and

3. Develop a thriving community of Brothers by retaining undergraduate men of color. While each of these is critical, an overarching theme of brotherhood also encapsulates the experiences for the men of MSI Long Beach.

  • Free Tutoring
  • Academic Workshops
  • Case Management
  • Scholarship Information
  • Culturally Specific Workshops
  • Academic and Personal Advising
  • Models of Success Lecture Series
  • Mentoring

The Men's Success Initiative, since its inception in 2010, has actively participated and established partnerships with our on/off campus community partners fostering opportunities for young men of color at LBSU. The following are partnerships and programs that MSI has facilitated and participated in:

  • Long Beach Male Summit
  • 100 Black Men of Long Beach
  • Long Beach Unified School District: Male Academy
  • Math Collaborative: Long Beach Jordan High School
  • Annual Symposiums
  • Regular Meetings
  • Guest Speakers

  • Strengthen the secondary-to-higher education pipeline to enable young men of color to attend college;
  • Support and challenge men of color to achieve academic success;
  • Encourage and support men of color in engaging in the LBSU experience;
  • Provide support to issues germane to young men of color;
  • Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership activities;
  • Promote intergenerational mentoring; and
  • Promote community service and engagement.