The Men's Center at
Lakeland Community College was created in May
1996 as part of the College’s Community
Development and Outreach function, with a focus
on assisting men with life and work transitions.
Since then its mission has grown to encompass
the recruitment and retention of male students.
the attitude on many campuses toward men can
be stated as: “Men are the problem,” the
underlying premise of Lakeland’s Men’s
Center is: “Men have problems, too.”
of the goals of the Men’s Resource
Center are to:
• Explore the educational needs of male
students at Lakeland and provide advocacy
• Develop ways in which male students can
better develop the web of supportive relationships
necessary to succeed as students
• Develop programs to help “at-risk” male
students, non-traditional male students, and/or
minority men transition into a college environment.
• Educate college personnel, as well as
K through 12 teachers, on the learning styles of
• Offer programming to assist men in the
community with re-employment objectives.
• Bring to the campus, and the community,
authors and speakers to present on issues important
The Men’s Center at Lakeland is one of a
few college-based programs in the United States
specially geared to the needs of men.