Men’s Center

Welcome to the Men’s Center @ HCC

Housatonic Community College’s Center For Male Success is conveniently located on the third floor of Beacon Hall, room 325.

The Men’s Center, a pilot project reestablished in Spring 2019 by the Allison Foundation Inc that intends to increase, encourage, and support the inclusion and educational success for males of color. Our aim is to create an ongoing learning community and leverage all available resources that support students’ navigation through the complex currents of college life. The center is comprised of dedicated individuals who advocate for an improved educational experience and quality of life for the men of Housatonic Community college. All Male Success projects are in alignment with the Housatonic Mission, and Values.


Caption For Photo Above: On this day, young men from Housatonic Community College experience the 3rd Annual "Can't Stop Hip Hop" Education Conference at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA. Based on the four principles of Hip Hop- Peace, Love, Unity, and fun- students had the chance to envision the future possibilities in education, with Hip Hop leading the way.

Mission StatementHCC Logo

Housatonic Community College, through a collaborative, learner-centered, technology-rich and stimulating educational environment, empowers all individuals to develop to their full potential as lifelong learners. As a knowledgeable and dedicated faculty and staff, we inspire students to contribute responsibly to our dynamic regional and global society.

Vision Statement

By 2021, Housatonic Community College, empowered by resources and public support, will be a regional leader in higher education, workforce development, and community engagement with cutting-edge programs in science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics and other disciplines that address the ever-changing needs of students, employers, and society.


Educational Excellence

  • Providing innovative programs that satisfy a variety of individual, regional, and global societal needs
  • Emphasizing critical thinking, empowering students to become independent learners, creative problem solvers, and engaged citizens
  • Sparking intellectual curiosity and promoting lifelong learning through a rich cultural and academic environment
  • Ensuring personal, academic, and organizational integrity and honesty in all endeavors
  • Promoting the educational belief that learning is the basis for personal growth and enrichment and that personal maturity is defined by responsibility, accountability, and transparency

Diversity and Inclusion

  • Embracing cultural and intellectual differences
  • Fostering interpersonal engagements that are respectful of individuals, uniqueness, and culture
  • Cultivating an environment that encourages diverse populations to contribute to and participate in the educational process

Services and Resources

  • Making available to students resources and support from entry to completion of goals
  • Maintaining a safe and secure campus

Personal Connection and Community Engagement

  • Providing opportunities for students to experience a positive connection at Housatonic that lasts a lifetime
  • Building strong connections that contribute to, and support, community engagement

Name Title Phone Email
Mr. Terry Walden Men’s Center Advisor 203-332-5176
Professor Eddie Rose Men’s Center Advisor 203-332-5117
Professor Saulo Colon Men’s Center Advisor 203-332-5113
Alexandros Valiantis Men’s Center Coordinator 203-332-5178

Men's Center

Achieving the Dream
JED Campus