The College of New Jersey’s Male Empowerment Program (MEP) assists African American/Black and Hispanic male students throughout their journey at TCNJ. Monthly workshops and seminars will be offered on a variety of topics such as: career options, networking, personal development and graduate school exploration. Students involved with the program engage in “The Pact.” MEP is comprised of highly successful Black and Hispanic male campus leaders who will help guide and mentor MEP students to successfully graduate from TCNJ.
The Male Empowerment Pact is designed to assist you throughout your journey at TCNJ through a renewed sense of self and the development and utilization of leadership skills that will lead to personal and academic achievement.
This four year academic plan outlines specific goals and objectives that participants will aspire to as a means to successfully graduate from TCNJ. Each year consists of academic goals to facilitate four year degree completion and leadership goals meant to enhance the personal brand.
– Freshmen Year
- Finish freshmen year with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Finish freshmen year with a minimum of 8+ units
- Become an active member in at least one organization specific to your major
- Identify an on campus mentor
– Sophomore Year
- Finish sophomore year with a minimum of 16 units and a GPA between 2.75 or higher
- Develop a personal career exploration plan
- Apply to become an executive board member for at least one organization
- Complete at least two community service endeavors/projects
– Junior Year
- Finish junior year with a minimum of 24 units and a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
- Secure an internship/research or relevant work experience within respected field of study
- Become a mentor to an underclassmen
- Visit at least two potential graduate schools
– Senior Year
- Graduate college with a GPA of 3.0 higher
- Apply for graduate school (before the end of first semester)/interview for first post grad job (before end of last semester)
- Maintain mentoring relationship with underclassmen student
- Develop a post-grad 5 year plan