Do you know an RIT male student of color you would like to nominate? If so, please fill out the Nomination Form and submit your nomination for review. Please note, not all nominees will be accepted into the program. Each nominee must accept the nomination and meet the program eligibility criteria.
Apply Now! If you are a *second through fifth year student interested in being a part of MOCHA, we encourage you to apply!
Click here for the application. APPLICATIONS DUE BY MARCH 17, 2014. NOMINATIONS DUE BY MARCH 10, 2014
*please note: students who will be second year students by fall 2014 are eligible for aaplication and nomination.
Men of Color, Honor, and Ambition (M.O.C.H.A) is a one-year initiative open to all undergraduate male students between their second and fifth academic years of study, but is specifically designed for male students of color. Students will participate in a series of monthly workshops offered by faculty, staff, and community leaders; foster a sense of community and bonding with each other and other male role models of color through social outings; and support their health awareness and development through their participation in wellness activities.
MOCHA exists to provide personal, academic, cultural, social, professional, and leadership development to undergraduate males at RIT, in an effort to positively impact academic success, increase retention, and develop successful leaders of tomorrow, today.
MOCHA participants will achieve academic excellence, graduate from college, and be empowered to become successful leaders and role models in their respective careers and communities. These men will be actively engaged in RIT and the local community and will forever be committed to achieving in every phase of human endeavor.
Five Foundational Pillars of MOCHA
What's Coming Up for the
First Class of MOCHA men?
-Personal Branding Workshop
-Various types of tie knots, pocket square foldings, and
professional fitting provided by Adrian Jules
-Dale Carnegie Workshops
-American Heart Association-MOCHA Kickoff
-AHA - MOCHA Heart Walk Campus Take Over
-CEO panel discussion
-IBERO Food Drive
-The State of Chivalry Panel discussion
Thank you to our Supporters:
The American Heart Association, IBERO American Action League, Adrian Jules, RIT and all of the nominators and mentors!