What is MOCI?

The Men of Character Initiative (MOCI) provides underrepresented male students at Daytona State (DSC) assistance with their matriculation, graduation, and career transition by providing supportive enrichment and mentoring services.

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Our Purpose

The purpose of the MOCI is to assist Daytona State College in the implementation of its goals by increasing the number of men of color retained each semester. This program offers activities and supportive services to address the academic and personal development of African American and Hispanic males. A variety of activities for MOCI are planned to address the personal adjustment needs of the male students of color at Daytona State College.
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Our Values

Excellence-Achieved through words and deed

Self-Awareness-Developed through reflection

Self-Respect-Earned through words and actions

Integrity -Shown through behavior 

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Our Goals

The goal of MOCI is to increase the retention and graduation of first-time enrolled African American and Hispanic males. To meet this expectation, the Daytona State College staff has committed to a strategic plan that:

  • Collects environmental data using Civitas and student feedback
  • Enhances student campus life experiences
  • Enhances equity and inclusion of first-time enrolled African American and Hispanic male students
  • Increases community outreach activities and strengthens relationships with community partners 
  • Encourages mentorship and academic excellence
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Our Services


Academic Support Services through academic advising & academic monitoring

Cultural Enrichment

Student Advocacy

Personal & Professional Development 

Are you interested in being a part of the Men of Character Initiative (MOCI)? Please complete the form!

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MOCI Contact

LaToya Shannon

MOCI Coordinator
Wetherell Center (Bulding 100), Room 205E
(386) 506-3826