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Menís Success Initiative


The Menís Success Initiative (MSI) at CSULB has been providing support and services to African American and Latino male students since 2010. MSIís mission is to provide support and resources to African American and Latino male students as a way to enhance their academic, personal, and professional success.

Contact Info: OR 562-985-4181

Mission Statement

The Menís Success Initiative (MSI) seeks to provide support and resources to African American and Latino male students as a way to enhance in their academic, personal, and professional success.


By participating in the Menís Success Initiative, students will:

  • Receive referrals to campus support resources and services.
  • Receive encouragement to enhance and improved their engagement on campus.
  • Be exposed to a number of campus support services and resources through offered workshops.
  • Receive referrals to writing specialists for writing assistance.
  • Receive assistance in searching and preparing for scholarships and other financial aid opportunities.
  • Participate in a specialized financial and economic literacy courses.
  • Be exposed to various workshops for professional, academic, and personal development.


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Student Organizations

MSI students are encouraged to engage and participate in student organizations. The following are a list of some culturally-specific student organization at CSULB:

  • Black Student Union
  • Latino Student Union
  • Hermanos Unidos de Long Beach
  • Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE)
  • Mexican American Engineers and Scientists (NSBE)
  • National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE)
  • Black Business Student Association (BBSA)
  • Hispanic Students Business Association (HSBA)
  • Africana Studies Student Association (ASSA)
  • Chicano/Latino Studies Student Association

For more information about these and other student organizations, please log onto

Weekly Meetings

The Menís Success Initiative meets every Wednesdays from 3pm Ė 4pm:

African American Menís
Multicultural Center (FO3-03)

Latino Menís
Center for Community Engagement (AS-127)

Joint meetings are held in Multicultural Center (FO3-003)

News and Event

University students took to Twitter in droves Tuesday afternoon to share their experiences as Black students in Ann Arbor and bring attention to issues of race and diversity on campus using the hashtag #BBUM.

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Student Profile

  • Dominique Noble
  • Years in MSI: 2 years
  • Current Update: Dominique is an elected at-large senator for Associated Students, Inc. (ASI)