Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.)

The Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.)


The Male Empowerment Network is an initiative in the Student Multicultural Center at Kent State University which started in 2010. This is the trailer for the docuseries to help tell the story of how MEN began, the value of the initiative and what the future holds for the initiative.

Celebrate the Male Empowerment Network's 10-Year Anniversary! Register for the docuseries premier and discussion events which take place at 6:00pm on Zoom. See information below. 


Episode and Discussion

Registration Link

Inspiration, Importance, Impact Valuing Men of Color from the Beginning 

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Leading as a Student

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Women Support of Men of Color

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Latino Engagement

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White Allyship

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The Next 10 Years

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MEN's mission is to support the academic, professional, social, and personal development of men of color. All students are welcome to join.


MEN seeks to increase unity among men through support, empowerment and networking.


The Male Empowerment Network hosts weekly meetings during the academic year in the Student Multicultural Center (Kent Student Center, Room #206). These meetings are held every Tuesday at 6:00pm and anyone who identifies as male is invited to attend. 

Contact Us


Social Media: @MENofKentState

Join the M.E.N. listserv

Get Involved
Become a member

 Submit Volunteer Hours

Join a Committee

Leadership Opportunities
2021-2022 Executive Board applications are now open!
Apply here

Board Position Information:

  • Requires up to 10 hours per week.
  • May be considered an internship, possibly for academic credit. 
  • There is a total of eight leadership roles (to see descriptions, click here).
    • President 
    • Vice president 
    • 2 Co-directors of programming 
    • 2 Co-directors of community service and civic engagement 
    • 2 Co-directors of marketing and communication 


In fall 2020, The Male Empowerment Network (M.E.N.) will be celebrating 10 years of service to Kent State University. This past spring, M.E.N. was featured on the Steve Harvey Show as a part of the university collaboration to provide scholarships and support to eight young men who have just started their first year as Golden Flashes!

The Steve and Marjorie Harvey Foundation has generously pledged $10,000. Funds are used to support programming and scholarships for male-identifying students of color to support their academic, professional, personal and social development.

Contribute to the Male Empowerment Network


Michael Daniels

Michael Daniels, M.A.

P: (330) 672-7865