Men of Distinction

Members of Men of Distinction discussing at a round table

Program Overview

The Men of Distinction (MOD) program is a grant funded program focused on the retention and graduation rates of Black and Latino Males on UTA’s campus. The program provides mentorship, leadership development and academic support. By having weekly meetings that include a different topics and discussions that range from toxic masculinity, credit, budgeting and other social relevant topics to men of color.

Cesar Martinez headshot

International Business Major

Meet Cesar

Being part of men of distinction has been a great and enjoyable experience, and has helped me further enjoy my time at UTA. I've been able to attend each Friday meeting and so far they've been nothing short of helpful and fulfilling. As for the events that I have been able to attend, such as the leadership retreat last semester and the XFL game, I enjoyed being there and I'm hoping to be a part of more events in the future. I also greatly appreciate the mentorship offered by the organization. I've been continuously contacted by, and offered a lot of help, from my mentor, Gabriel, which I am grateful for. Receiving the book stipend was a huge help to me and my family, especially at this current time. I was able to purchase the MyLab for finance, Connect for Business Communications and a textbook for my Management class. If I didn't have the stipend, I likely would've only purchased the Mylab since it is the one that's absolutely necessary for the class and having the other books is convenient.  I greatly appreciate every bit of help the organization has offered me and I hope many more students get to benefit from being part of Men of Distinction in the future.

How to Join

MOD accepts members all year long. For more information about MOD or how to join, send us an email.

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Program Benefits

  Book Stipends

  Study Abroad Scholarships

  Faculty/Staff Mentors

  Weekly Meetings

  Free Lunch

  Conference Funding

  UTA Gear