Building a fraternity | Titan


Pillars of potential

Together, students participate in programs rooted in four pillars: tailored tutoring and tutoring programs; leadership opportunities; Career Objective; and explorations of topics such as gender, masculinity and belonging.

“Our program focuses on holistic, intrusive support to ensure that what we offer is intentionally geared towards the overall success of students in all aspects of their lives,” says George W. Parker IV, Senior Program Coordinator.

Maintaining a high GPA and staying on track to graduate in four years is one of the priorities of the Male Success Initiative. The GPA is 3.25 for the Fall 2020 class – the highest GPA for the initiative to date.

In 2019, the university opened the Male Success Initiative-Fullerton Center on the second floor of Gordon Hall. The building’s namesake is the university’s longtime African-American president, the late Milton A. Gordon. The center is the result of faculty, staff and former administrators who saw the need and carried the torch to open a campus center for students of color, Harris notes.

“To describe fraternity, it is not just words: our brothers show fraternity through their actions. Brothers can look to each other for support, perspective, insight, or just to talk. It makes a world of difference, ”he adds.

For students like Mehtaab, nothing more true: “No matter where life takes me, I will always have the support of my brothers.


Amanda P. Whitten

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