MOCHA: Men of Color, Honor and Ambition

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.


Program Description


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.

Mission


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.

Vision


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.

Program Goals


  • Increase the retention rates of men of color
  • Foster a sense of community among participants
  • Support and challenge men of color to achieve academic excellence
  • Develop an increased awareness surrounding business acumen, etiquette, professional attire,
    academic support mechanisms, and social activities
  • Promote involvement and inclusion in leadership activities
  • Promote community service and engagement

Five Foundational Pillars of MOCHA


  • AMBITION
  • ACHIEVEMENT
  • INTEGRITY
  • SERVICE
  • HEALTH and WELLNESS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What's Coming Up for the
First Class of MOCHA men?


February
    -Personal Branding Workshop
    -Various types of tie knots, pocket square foldings, and
    professional fitting provided by Adrian Jules
 

 March
    -Dale Carnegie Workshops
    -Bikram Yoga
    -American Heart Association-MOCHA Kickoff
 

April
    -Etiquette Brunch
    -AHA - MOCHA Heart Walk Campus Take Over
    -IBERO-MOCHA tabling
    -Cooking Class
    -CEO panel discussion
 

May
    -IBERO Food Drive
    -The State of Chivalry Panel discussion
    -Banquet

 

Thank you to our Supporters: 
The American Heart Association, IBERO American Action League, Adrian Jules, RIT and all of the nominators and mentors!