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Male Student Retention Initiatives

Male Initiatives Committee (MIC)

There is a growing concern regarding the retention of males on the Texas State campus. The Texas State Male Initiative Committee was formed to address this concern and is comprised of Texas State staff and faculty who provide opportunities for men to develop the necessary skills and confidence to achieve success at Texas State and beyond.

The objectives of the Male Initiatives Committee are as follows:

  • To engage students in conversations to identify obstacles hindering the retention of males
  • To provide a forum for the students to speak freely about issues that are important to them
  • To provide an avenue for males to develop and hone their leadership skills
  • To address the lack of involvement on campus
  • To develop a mentoring relationship between the male students and key male faculty/staff members on campus

Male Student Retention Initiatives

The following male initiatives have been developed by the committee:

  •  "Got Holds?" Program
  • Lunch & Learn Series: The Empower Hour
  • Male Retreat
  • Faculty/Staff Male Directory
  • Male Student Leader Directory
For more information, contact Terence Parker at 512-245-5500 or by e-mail at

Male Faculty & Staff Directory

The Male Initiatives Committee (MIC) has developed a Male Faculty & Staff Directory to serve as an additional resource on campus. Feel free to contact them regarding any questions you may have and/or if you would like to meet with them face-to-face. The faculty and staff are not expected to serve as mentors unless it is agreed upon by both the student and the faculty/staff member. These members of the Texas State community are truly student advocates and want to assist our students in being successful.