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Men of Color Summit

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The Annual Men of Color Summit

The 2022 Men of Color summit was held on Saturday, April 9, 2022. The Men of Color Summit educates, empowers and motivates our students to strive for excellence in education. Students, faculty and staff engage in the needs and issues that specifically men of color face; and how those issues intersect with their academic and professional careers. During the summit, participants have the opportunity to learn from and engage with professional leaders, who have navigated through these very issues, while also highlighting their success. The summit is a unique networking opportunity for participants to learn from each other by participating in workshops, a networking fair and engaging with professional men of color, who are leaders in their respective fields, and learning from each other. 

  1. Participants will address systemic, social structures that inhibit men of color from achieving high success in their educational careers.

  2. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with professional leaders, who have navigated through these very issues, while also highlighting their success.

  3. Provide students with a greater sense of self and helping them to contextualize their identity socially, academically, historically and politically.

  4. Provide educators with the tools and resources necessary to nurture an inclusive environment for men of color.

Professional attire is encouraged. Please bring a resume. This event is open to students, faculty and staff of all genders. 

For payment via invoice or group registrations that are not able to be completed online, please contact the Intercultural Center at 716-673-3398 or via email - Any additional inquiries regarding the 2022 Men of Color Summit may also be directed to our office.  (Group or single invoices are available.)

Call for Proposals

The deadline to submit a proposal to present at the 2022 Men of Color Summit was Friday, November 29, 2021. We are looking for high quality presentations designed to inform and support the needs of men of color. We hold two concurrent presentation/workshop sessions and workshop presentations are 1 hour long, including time for Q&A. Depending on the amount of accepted applications and/or the anticipated participation, we may ask some presenters to provide their workshop during both concurrent sessions. We are planning for an in-person summit, however, it is subject to change if there is a significant increase of COVID-19 cases. 

Presentations/workshops fall under the following categories:

  • Professional Development
  • Success: Academic, Professional, or Personal
  • Personal Finance
  • Entrepreneurship/Business
  • Health/Mental Health
  • Masculinity/Identity
  • Social/Community Engagement

Students are able to apply. Students may present on topics like undergraduate/graduate research or work/internship opportunities and lessons learned that align with the presentation categories listed above. 


Networking Fair Information

The summit is a unique networking opportunity for participants.  As part of the summit, we hosted a Networking Fair segment, which connects the attendees with businesses or organizations that promote their current research, internship and/or job opportunities. Participants were invited to table during the Networking Fair.

Maps & Directions 


Cost of Registration

General Registration


Group Registration (5 or more) *see below

$30/per person

Fredonia Students

Fredonia Faculty & Staff



High Schools

Contact the Intercultural Center



Each person in your group of 5 or more will receive $10 off their individual registration fee.  When registering online, all registrants in the group will be registered under the same address, and all names must be completed at the same time. Enter code MOCGROUP at checkout to receive the group discount of $30 per person. The discount will be applied at checkout, only after 5 or more individuals have been registered. Only one payment type is applicable for online payment. 

For groups wishing to receive a paper invoice, please email to begin the process.

Please note the closest airport is the Buffalo Niagara International Airport and is approximately 51 minutes from the SUNY Fredonia campus.  This bus drops off on campus, the location is "SUNY Fredonia" This bus takes you to Dunkirk, NY which is very close to Fredonia's campus. If you choose this option please contact our office by March 28, 2022 so we may assist you in reaching the campus.

Past Men of Color Summits

Thank you to our sponsors

For your generous donations

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