Minority Male Success Initiative

The Minority Male Success Initiative (MMSI) is a unique program geared specifically for minority males who attend Rowan-Cabarrus. The purpose of MMSI is to increase retention and college completion rates of minority males. The central goal is to help students be successful in their collegiate career at Rowan-Cabarrus, and produce graduates with high academic achievement and preparedness for transfer and/or employment. MMSI will also create a brotherhood among its participants that supports and expects excellence academically, socially and professionally.

The program will have an established cohort of 30 students each semester (fall and spring). The cohort model will allow for a much more personalized approach to advising and student engagement. Students will be placed in program cohorts based on their semester of entry. Upon acceptance into the program, MMSI students will have specific expectations.


Please complete a formal application of interest. Once applications are reviewed, applicants will receive a detailed email about the next steps, expectations, semester events, and other important information. For more information, please email menofsuccess@rccc.edu.

Program Services

MMSI program services include:

  • Faculty/Staff, Alumni and Community Mentorship
  • Specialized Career and Academic Advising
  • Lunch and Learns/Dinner and Dialogues
  • Personal and Professional Development
  • Academic and Life Skills Workshops
  • Student Leadership Opportunities
  • Community Service
  • Brotherhood Events
  • Networking
  • Navigate U
  • and more!

Student will…

  • Attend 3 out of the 8 MMSI program events per academic year

  • Meet with their assigned advisor at least once a semester

  • Have an active academic plan in Navigate

  • Meet with MMSI staff at least once a semester to check in on progress

  • Attend at least 1 M.E.N. Club event per semester


Program Events

Meet the MMSI Team

MMSI Coordinator
Mr. Christopher “Isaiah” Foote