Apply for MOCHA


Dear colleagues,

In an effort to provide ongoing development and support to our students, I am pleased to announce a new program for the 2017-2018 academic year. Men of Color, Honor and Ambition, or MOCHA, is a systemwide initiative coordinated by the UM System Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. Participation in the program is open to all undergraduate male students between their second and fifth academic years of study at MU, UMKC, Missouri S&T and UMSL. MOCHA, specifically designed for students of color, aims to positively impact academic success, increase retention and develop successful leaders of tomorrow. I highly encourage you to consider your students, and nominate those who embody the five pillars of MOCHA: ambition, achievement, integrity, service, and health and wellness. Students also have the option of submitting their own application, so feel free to share program information with information students or student groups.

For more information on the program, or to access the application or nomination form, please visit the MOCHA webpage. Or, feel free to reach out to me via email at



Shenethia Manuel, J.D.

Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Equity and Inclusion

Chief Diversity Officer

Title IX Coordinator

Missouri University of Science and Technology

300 West 12th Street

113 Centennial Hall

Rolla, Missouri 65409


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