What is Carolina Mxle Scholars?

Carolina Mxle Scholars is an overarching and all-inclusive university initiative for undergraduate men

What are the CMS Initiatives?

Retention through Recruitment

Increase the number and success of underrepresented men who enroll at UNC-CH by convening two-person teams to: 1) communicate effectively and repeatedly with admitted students, their parents/guardians, and recommenders 2) touch base with enrolled students and parents/guardians during the summer before matriculation 3) stay in touch with enrolled students in first year on campus

 

Start Strong Summer Transition

To successfully acclimate incoming underrepresented men, first generation, Carolina Covenant Scholar and select student-athletes to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. All students will take a one hour EDUC 130 “Navigating the Research University” course. 

 

Monthly Gatherings

To help male students have the best opportunities for a successful and an impactful Carolina experience. These sessions build community among male students as well as with alumni and campus professionals. Topics include academic success, professional development, and identity. After feedback gathered last year, we are expanding our calendar. Not only will we have gatherings each month, but we have also added study halls, social events, and service opportunities.

 

Weekly Conference Call

Any and everything goes in this safe space as we discuss topics pertaining to our wellness.

 

Global Take Off: Puerto Rico

Provides funding for students in an interactive, five-day, faculty-led trip to Puerto Rico. This effort opens access to students who face financial, cultural, and institutional barriers including transfer students, first-generation college students, student-athletes, and others.

 

Beyond Carolina: Atlanta ’18

Students experience alumni connections, cultural events, professional networking, museum tours, city outings and critical discussions. Students identified as someone instrumental in building a strong culture of fellowship that will promote critical self-awareness, community building, and constructive dialogue among men at UNC. This trip introduces the students to leadership of the Carolina Mxle Scholars Initiative across campus, and aim for representation of various sub-groups of men.

 

Tar Heel Preview Day

Host 250 male youth (grades 6 through 8) from ethnic and culturally diverse backgrounds for a one-day visitation at Carolina. 

 

 

How can I get involved?

Upcoming events can be found here

Contacts

Chris Faison, cdf@unc.edu

Hazael Andrew, hazael@email.unc.edu

Dexter Robinson, dexrob@email.unc.edu