The Male Success Initiative-Fullerton (MSI-Fullerton) is a California State University-Fullerton (CSUF) department “Where Undergraduate Men of Color Achieve the Fullness of Their Potential”. The purpose of MSI-Fullerton is to support and advance the potential of undergraduate men of color by providing tailored programming and services that empower brothers with the skills and knowledge needed to foster academic success; establish a support network of mentors; increase graduation & retention rates; and strengthen the sense of brotherhood among all CSUF students who self-identify as men of color (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian-American/Pacific Islander, American Indian, and multiracial men, this also includes men of trans experience).
Additionally the MSI-Success Scholars Initiative is geared to support (15) incoming first time freshmen to enrich their student experiences, support the retention of men of color at CSUF, and help to alleviate academic related financial barriers. However, all current undergraduate CSUF men of color can join by becoming an MSI-Fellow. Both MSI-Scholars and MSI-Fellows participate as brothers in year-long tailored academic support programs; leadership, engagement, enrichment and development retreats and opportunities; career trajectory planning; and explorations of gender and masculinity.