2017-2018 Undergraduate Bulletin

Urban Male Initiative

Room L.74.02 New Building

The mission of the Urban Male Initiative (UMI) is to provide personal, social, academic and professional support for underrepresented groups, specifically African-American and Latino males at John Jay College of Criminal Justice. UMI seeks to increase both retention and graduation rates of all students while fostering a meaningful college experience. All programs and activities of the Urban Male Initiative are open to all academically eligible students, faculty and staff, without regard to race, gender, national origin, or other characteristic. Students involved in Urban Male Initiative have several incentives which include academic advisement, early registration for courses, volunteer opportunities for special events, guidance into pipeline and fellowship programs for students interested in the legal and medical field, and leadership opportunities. UMI frequently collaborates with departments within the Division of Student Affairs and academic departments in order to produce events for student enrichment.