Male Achievement Program (MAP) at Richland

​​​​​​​Through the offering of various activities and events, MAP aims to help participants develop personal and leadership skills, as well as achieve their individual, career and academic goals.

MAP is a higher education-based student development association that seeks to increase the retention and college completion of male/minority students.

Program Features

  • Peer Networking — academic/colleague support system.
  • Family Environment — genuine, supportive interactions.
  • Discussion Groups — honest, relevant, real-life, meaningful dialogue.
  • Promote Completion — associate degree and professional certifications.
  • Leadership Development — participant-coordinated and -led activities.
  • Group Connection — MAP program apparel and accessories.
  • Goal Commitment — goal-setting and success planning.
  • Mentorship — mentor others/be mentored by faculty/staff.
  • Success Workshops — topics for personal and academic thriving.
  • Character Development — honor and incorporate ThunderValues.
  • Personal Development — self, career, relationships, finances, etc.

De​tailed Program Features

What else does MAP offer?

  • Activities
  • Events
  • Workshops
  • Discussions
  • Movies
  • Resources
  • Networking
  • Mentorship
  • Fun
  • Service
  • Risk-taking
  • Studying
  • Reading
  • Achievement
  • Teamwork
  • Challenges
  • Planning
  • Goal-Setting
  • Eating
  • Practicing
  • Traveling
  • Representing
  • Leading
  • Following
  • Working
  • Talking
  • Listening
  • Watching
  • Learning
  • Unlearning
  • Growth
  • Encouragement
  • Inspiration
  • Motivation
  • Dreaming
  • Believing
  • Performing
  • Consulting
  • Addressing
  • Progressing

Levels of Achievement

By participating in various activities and completing practical tasks, participants attain increasing levels of achievement. The list below represents the program’s levels of achievement, each of which comes with a list of benefits and distinction levels.

Achievement Levels

  • Level I: Primary Participant
  • Level II: Program Leader
  • Level III: Program Officer
  • Level IV: Distinguished Program Officer (DPO)
Participants become Program Alumni once they complete their programs of study.


  • Eligible to participate in all Type A, B and C program activities and events.
  • Receive MAP apparel and accessories, such as t-shirts, wristbands, ink pens, caps, etc.
  • Receive gift certificates for local restaurants, movie theaters, retail stores, etc.
  • Receive lunch with the Director of Student Life and/or Vice President for Student Development.
  • Receive campus-wide recognition through affiliation with a distinguished program.

Student Leaders/Officers

The student coordinators and officers serve as program leaders and are responsible for an array of activities. These individuals have demonstrated a commitment to the program and are an important part of program networking, recruitment and overall success. Male Achievement Program officers can often be identified by the positive manner in which they conduct themselves and their MAP apparel with the Red Star!

Contact Us

Join MAP and receive regular program announcements.

Email to join or for more information.