University of San Diego Joins Minority Male Community Collaborative

The University of San Diego recently joined the Minority Male Community College Collaborative (M2C3) National Consortium on College Men of Color. As a M2C3 Consortium partner, USD joins more than 70 colleges and universities across the country dedicated to the development and implementation of innovative practices and policies addressing the achievement gap facing underrepresented male students.

“USD remains dedicated to enhancing outcomes for underrepresented students. By joining the M2C3 Consortium, we can now learn from other partner institutions who share our commitment to serving men of color equitably and responsibly,” said Andrew Allen, USD’s vice president and provost. Adding, “USD is currently engaging in myriad efforts to improve the success of historically underrepresented and underserved students on our campus. We believe partnering with M2C3 will provide us with excellent support and information.”

Throughout the year, M2C3 provides partner representatives with access to a host of informative webinars such as: designing early alert systems, program-level assessment of minority male initiatives and programs, counseling men of color in the community, and fostering welcoming campus climates. Members can also participate in information sharing sessions, and an annual working group meeting.

About the University of San Diego

The University of San Diego sets the standard for an engaged, contemporary Catholic university where innovative Changemakers confront humanity’s urgent challenges. With more than 8,000 students from 75 countries and 44 states, USD is the youngest independent institution on the U.S. News & World Report list of top 100 universities in the United States. USD’s eight academic divisions include the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business, the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering, the School of Law, the School of Leadership and Education Sciences, the Hahn School of Nursing and Health Science, the Joan B. Kroc School of Peace Studies, and the Division of Professional and Continuing Education. USD recently concluded our successful $317M Leading Change: The Campaign for USD, which represented the most ambitious fundraising effort in the history of the university. In September 2016, USD introduced Envisioning 2024, a strategic plan that capitalizes on the university’s recent progress and aligns new strategic goals with current strengths to help shape a vision for the future as the university looks ahead to its 75th anniversary in the year 2024.