The purpose of the San Jacinto College Men of Honor program is to increase the retention, graduation, and transfer rates among male students of color.
In the program, trained faculty, staff, community members and students serve as mentors for male students of color, offering guidance, encouragement, and support. Some activities include regular meetings, guest speaker forums, community service projects, and participation in regional, state, and national conferences. The program also incorporates some academic coursework.
There have been positive gains in three key categories since the Men of Honor program launched in 2009 - an increase in the number of students that stayed enrolled; an increase in the number of students who passed; and an increase in the number of Men of Honor students who were both retained and passed.
Men of Honor meets bi-weekly. Some of the topics covered are:
The San Jacinto College District is committed to equal opportunity for all students, employees, and applicants without regard to race, creed, color, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, pregnancy, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, genetic information, marital status, or veteran status in accordance with applicable federal and state laws. The following College official has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the College's non-discrimination policies: Vice President of Human Resources, 4620 Fairmont Pkwy., Pasadena, TX 77504; 281-991-2659; Sandra.Ramirez@sjcd.edu