Men of Color Alliance (MOCA), a student-led project of the UNM Office for Equity & Inclusion Men of Color Initiative, seeks candidates for MOCA Ambassadors. The aim is to network and share resources among men of color undergraduate students, graduate students, faculty, staff and community. Their goal is to increase access and success for men of color by increasing retention and graduation rates for men of color through mentoring, social gatherings, training and other support.

MOCA recently chartered as a student organization with the Student Activities Center and has received almost $700 in funding from ASUNM to support monthly social activities and outreach for UNM students.

MOCA Ambassadors are one-three representatives from each community of color (African American/Black, American Indian/Indigenous/Native American, Asian Pacific Islander, Chicano/Hispanic/Hispano/Latino and Middle Eastern) who will: 1) attend monthly meetings, 2) assist with outreach to men of color and 3) assist with planning monthly mentoring and social activities. Applicants must be UNM undergraduate students.

Students can submit their application online. All applications must be submitted by Friday, Nov.11.

Students can also attend the MOCA monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 2:30-3:30 p.m. in the Ethnic Centers foyer for more information about MOCA or the MOCA Ambassadors.

Please contact Patrick Barrett or Gerald Smith for more information.