MSU Denver

Events for 2022-2023

First Gen/Brother to Brother Fall 2022 Welcome Back Event

Tuesday, August 30th | January 31st

Tivoli Turnhalle

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Description: Join the First-Generation and the Brother-to -Brother Programs during the Fall Welcome Back event. Come learn about the MSU Denver campus and connect with First-Generation and B2B peers and staff. There will be free food, swag, resource tables, a scholarship raffle, and music by Special Guest DJ, Squizzy Taylor.

Coffee Break w/ Brother to Brother

Thursday, September 22nd

Daz Bog Coffee Shop

10:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Description: Join the Coffee Break with Brother-to-Brother for free coffee and a guided conversation on how MSU Denver and the Center for Multicultural Engagement and Inclusion can better support our Male-Identified students of Color.

B2B Night at The Colorado Rockies- Colorado Rockies vs San Diego Padres

Friday, September 23rd

Coors Stadium

6:10 PM

Purpose: B2B fosters a safe and inclusive environment through community services and mentorship that generates a sense of belonging and genuine brotherhood. Through this cultural event, we are giving male-identifying students of color at MSU Denver/ The Auraria Campus the opportunity to break bread, bond and establish genuine friendships outside of the classroom setting.

Elevate Your A-Game w/ Self-Leadership Coach Jordan White

Monday, September 26th | 12:00 – 2:00 PM

Jordan Student Success Building, CMEI Lounge 237

Description: This free three-part series workshop is designed to uncover your strengths and growth mindset to help curate your path to success in all of life’s endeavors. Explore how the best leaders discipline themselves to discover their unique path to become the most sufficient and successful self-leader and how YOU can be one, too!

Food and Drinks will be provided. And for those who complete all three sessions will be entered for a chance to win an Apple iPad Air, EarPods, or Beats Earbuds sponsored by B2B!!

College-ish: Maximizing your college experience as a First-Generation Student

Tuesday, September 27th


11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Description: The Maximizing Your College Experience Workshop would allow for First-Generation students to learn about the language utilized in higher education to better understanding what those terms mean, what to expect while they are navigating the college system, and the transition of enrolling into a post-secondary institution. First-Generation Initiatives will do this by bringing in upperclassmen First-Generation students to talk about their experience and what navigational skills students should know when continuing in their college experience. Research has shown that compared to their peer counterparts, First-Generation students are less likely to understand how to navigate the college system.

Brother to Brother Critical Discussion on Race & Culture

Wednesday, October 5th  (Latin Hertage Month)

Tivoli Garage Lounge

12:00 – 2:00 PM

“Understanding Colorism and “Machismoism” within LatinX Culture: Becoming Latina/o/x in the U.S.

Conversations will address: 

  • A general overview of how we’ve come to define the concepts of “Latinidad/Latinx”
  • A cultivated understanding of “machismoism”, colorism, and how they’ve developed in the Latinidad community.
  • The negative as well as positive perceptions of being machismo amongst younger and older generations.
  • Whether “machismoism” only exists in the Latinidad community or if there are cross cultural differences.
  • How we can better the Latinidad community through educating ourselves about these cultural dynamics and concepts.

UL Leadership Conference

Friday, October 14th

Auraria Campus

Description: The shakers & movers leadership conference will equip students with applicable leadership insight that can be applied to their everyday roles. This year the conference will adopt the theme, “new perspectives on leadership” by centering on topics such as wellness and power. Students will leave the conference knowing how to use their voice and apply their knowledge to transformational action within themselves along with their communities. We also want to emphasize that rest and rejoicing are part of leadership, which is why we have the pre-conference and post-conference outings. Our hope is that students become more connected to other students along with resources via the lunch tabling.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Marade

Monday, January 16th

City park


Curriculum of the Mind x The Space Program

February 20-21st (Black History Month)



Description: Curriculum of the Mind is a Hip-Hop album that explores how Black male collegians at historically white institutions (HWIs) theorize and disrupt anti-Blackness in an effort to take flight or become free. Few previous studies have connected anti-Blackness to the field of higher education, and none within the field of Hip-Hop studies. This study examines how Black male collegians who currently attend, have graduated from, or have stopped attending an HWI use the fugitive space of Hip-Hop to theorize and/or disrupt anti-Blackness, to define and make meaning of what freedom is, and to narratively express their notions of freedom and experiences of anti-Blackness at HWIs.

Guy Code: A Barbershop Talk with Brother to Brother

March 15th

Jordan Student Success Building, CMEI Lounge

2:00 – 5:00 PM

Description: During this event, B2B members will define and decode the unspoken and spoken social norms of manhood. The event will challenge members to rethink some approaches and affirm others. We will explicitly discuss about hyper/toxic masculinity, sex, consent, drug and alcohol prevention and more. Free haircuts will be provided during the event.


Brother to Brother Men of Color Symposium

Friday, April 21st 2023

Coors Stadium


Purpose: As we continue the work to better serve and support our male-identified students of color at MSU Denver, we would like to host our first Brother to Brother Symposium to honor, celebrate, and acknowledge those students who have displayed exemplary leadership and successfully completed their academic and personal goals. The theme for this year’s event is Redefining Possible: Educate. Elevate. Empower.