Building Better Men for Greater Success

The Male Success Initiative (MSI) is an enrichment program for male students, particularly men of color, that provides professional, academic, and personal development. MSI helps participants develop a game plan for success, from orientation to graduation.

Who should participate in the MSI?

GSU male students of color who are committed to their success no matter what. The MSI does not operate within traditional deficit model approaches. Instead, we believe in giving our students the tools needed to succeed academically, compete globally, and develop professionally. No matter where you start, if your success is important to you, then it's important to the Male Success Initiative.

Why should I join the Male Success Initiative?

Participants of the MSI benefit from unique and targeted on- and off-campus opportunities that contribute to their personal and professional success:

  • Engage participants in robust, yet candid dialogue about identity, goals, and the barriers that tend to impede their collective and individual progress.
  • Encourage participants' awareness of, and exposure to, the diversity of their history and of society through cultural exploration to museum exhibits, performances, and guest speakers.
  • Equip all participants for academic success through curricular enhancement activities such as workshops on effective study habits, periodic monitoring of classroom progress, as well as study tables and faculty-led support sessions.
  • Empower participants to promote servant leadership by giving back to the community and developing and coordinating civic engagement endeavors, on- and off-campus.

 MSI Meeting in Prairie Place

How do I participate in the MSI?

Step 1:    Complete the MSI application: govst.edu/msi-app
Step 2:    Sign up to join the MSI text app (powered by Remind®) to receive reminders, updates, and announcements: remind.com/join/msigsu (enter your name and cell phone number)
Step 3:     Register for the annual overnight Fall Kickoff Retreat, Aug 24-25 (part of the application in Step 1)

 

2016 Retreat Group Annual Fall Kickoff Retreat
Aug 24-25, 2017
Camp Manitoqua

The Male Success Initiative invites you to join dozens of new and returning MSI participants on our annual overnight retreat to kick off the new school year for socializing, goal-setting, and some off-campus fun! This free excursion includes meals, lodging, and transportation. Space is limited, so register soon! You’ll receive more details when you complete the MSI online application: www.govst.edu/msi-app

 

For more information about the MSI at GSU, contact us at msi@govst.edu or (708) 235-7619 or visit us on campus in Rm. A2133

 

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