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OHIO Men of Excellence Network

About the OHIO Men of Excellence Network (O-MEN)

The OHIO Men of Excellence Network (O-MEN) is an academic support and student engagement initiative designed to increase, encourage, and support the inclusion and educational success of diverse male-identifying undergraduate students at Ohio University.


  • O-MEN Seminar Class (during first semester in the program)
  • Off-Campus Retreat (held annually during the Fall semester)
  • O-MEN Floor in the Residence Halls (coming Fall 2021)
  • Career Development Opportunities
  • Networking Opportunities with current students and OHIO Alumni
  • Global Service Opportunities 
  • Funding for Professional Development Opportunities
  • Much, much, more

Program Overview


Build a Social Network

  • Build a bond with cohort members over several years
  • Connect with professional mentors
  • Connect with an upper-class student peer mentor
  • Network across the OHIO community with diverse students, faculty, staff, and alumni


Something Great OMEN

Develop Academic Success, Career Readiness and Leadership Skills

  • Learn about university offices and programs available to support academic success and financial aid
  • Work toward graduation with an ever-expanding support system
  • Learn tips and skills that will prepare you for the job search
  • Engage with working professionals so you are job-ready when you graduate
  • Serve as a mentor to other students


Together OMEN

Engage in the Community

  • Learn about and get involved with diverse and unique aspects of student life 
  • Participate in and lead activities on campus and in the local community
  • Engage in community service 
  • Help strengthen a culture of inclusion for diverse male-identifying students at OHIO



To learn more about the O-MEN program, contact Dr. Duane Bruce (bruced1@ohio.edu) or Vanessa Morgan (morganv1@ohio.edu).