PACMEN is Palo Alto College’s premier male empowerment group, designed to assist males of color to pursue their academic endeavors through quality mentorship by focusing on key elements such as empowerment and resilience. Participation is encouraged for all male students who seek to empower their community for leadership and success.

As a PACMEN member, students will gain access to a network of like-minded individuals and professionals who support their academic endeavors. Events hosted by PACMEN include professional networking opportunities and topics ranging from relationship building to mental health awareness. PACMEN students will also be able to participate in leadership opportunities such as focus committees, symposiums, and special skill trainings.



The PACMEN mission is to provide mentorship and foster a sense of belonging that will empower men to excel in higher education and become resilient leaders who serve Palo Alto College and our community.


Benefits of being a PACMEN student include:

  • Personalized Mentor
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Social Event Gatherings
  • Specialized Workshops
  • Skill and Character-Building Workshops
  • Guest Speakers
  • Volunteer Opportunities


Contact Information:

Fernando Acevedo
Coordinator for Student Success

Ozuna Library and Learning Center