Welcome to the Men of Color Council
MOCC endeavors to empower men, one individual at a time, via academic, leadership, and professional development. MOCC also serves to bolster scholastic propensity and proficiency in leadership, encouraging overall personal growth in efforts to aid in the recruitment, retention, and support of men of color. The Men of Color Council (MOCC) began at Cornell University in 2003 as a student-run organization whose purpose is to build a unified network of support for men of color attending Cornell University. MOCC is now a non-profit corporation with 501(c)(3) tax status that consists of a compendium of student mentors from across U.S. Universities that identify prospective leaders and aid them in bringing their potential to fruition.
The MOCC Conference application period is now closed. Please check back in the fall to apply for the MOCC Conference 2014.
In a more than noble and extremely successful event, the first Men of Color Conference took place, February 13-15, 2004. A historic event, if there ever was one, on Cornell’s campus; not merely for its immediate effects, but rather for the effects yet to be reaped… An experience like no other for the young educated men in the room, one not to be easily forgotten—for once in a long time they were truly amongst friends; not simply friends in the traditional sense of an acquaintance, but rather a friend that can empathize and support you because of a similarly driven experience.
– Liggins, Earnest. A Retrospective Glance for Future Enhancement. 2004.