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About MENtal Freedom

Mr. Reggie Hall Lecturing to MENtal freedom members

MENtal Freedom is a new mentoring program designed to provide leadership, networking, dialogue, instruction and real world situations focused on interpersonal, academic, and professional development. The program will establish and encourage inclusiveness, community and legacy.

The outreach behind MENtal Freedom is focused on our traditionally under-represented males, including African-American and Latino men. The men interview into the program, attend weekly mentoring sessions, journal, and dialogue as they receive skills training and explore concepts designed to foster success and create a sense of community fostering peer-to-peer mentoring. In exchange for their time and commitment, the men receive structured programming, guidance, individual mentoring, and continual contact from the Coordinator, the Director, and the Advisory Board Members.

Congratulations MENtal Freedom Graduates 2012-2013!

We are excited to congratulate and celebrate our 2012-2013 graduates, Trayveon Davis, Jeff Smith, Christopher Knowles and Lewis Straughter!

Upcoming Events

  • Returning MENtal Freedom members resume weekly meetings. August 26, 2013.
  • MENtal Freedom all-campus informational session. Wednesday, September 11, 2013 from 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. in TSC 27
  • MENtal Freedom all-campus informational session. Friday, September  13, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. in TSC 219
  • MENtal Freedom Induction Ceremony. Friday, September 27, 2013 from 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. in Dining Hall 218
  • MENtal Freedom/Bold Lecture Series (all-campus). Wednesday, November 13, 2013 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. in TSC 27

See our Diversity and Inclusion upcoming events page for more activities!

Meet MENtal Freedom

MENtal Freedom members group photograph
MENtal Freedom 2012-2013 students include:

Top Row: Brian Ngwa, Brendon Williams, Lorenzo Puente. Second Row: Spencer McDuffy, Lewis Straughter, Evan Gamble. Third Row: Odell Woodson, Andre McQuitty. Fourth Row: Traivohn Jefferson, Mr. Reggie Hall (Coordinator), Christopher Knowles. Fifth Row: Sneyder Jimenez, Sean Guinyard, Joel Munoz, McCoy Renfro. Front Row: Philip Hayes, AD Canady, Nick Daniels. Not pictured: Christian Osborn, Jeff Smith, Michael Ruiz, Eduardo Calderon, Ashton Manley, Trayveon Davis

MENtal Freedom relies on an Advisory Board of Tarleton State University faculty. The 2012-2013 Advisory Board Members include:

Dr. Adolfo Benavides, Dr. Edward Randle, Dr. Janis Petronis, Ms. Lathes Towns, Dr. Javier Garza, and Ms. Brenda Faulkner

See images of MENtal Freedom Lecture Series, events, and outreach on our Photo Gallery page.

Contact Us

MENtal Freedom is a program within the Office of Diversity and Inclusion

Mr. Reggie Hall, Coordinator

Student Success/MMAS

Thompson Student Center, 13


 Dr. Lora Helvie-Mason, Director

Office of Diversity & Inclusion

Thompson Student Center, 21