About Us

“The mission of this organization is to prepare young males for life after college.  This organization shall focus on career preparation, excellence in academics, building a strong brotherhood, and promoting a positive male image."

Frequently Asked Questions

  1.  Is M.I.L.E. a fraternity?  The word "fraternity" often gives a negative connotation, but in relation to M.I.L.E., we describe ourselves as a leadership organization that focuses on empowering young males to become leaders by centering on leadership qualities and expose them to the numerous resources that help our men reach their full potential. We practice a "brotherhood" mentality in the sense that we spend time with each other as a group to gain camaraderie of like-minded men as well as provide mentoring to our members.
  2. Is M.I.L.E. an organization for African Americans only? Absolutely NOT! We accept any race or cultural background. We strive to be more diverse on campus so all males are welcome to have a chance to be a part of this organization. 
     
  3. Will I be able to manage being in an organization like M.I.L.E and maintain focus on school, sports, etc? - There is not a sizable demand for time and energy required being a member of M.I.L.E. We understand everyone is a college student that has their own responsibilities and obligations outside of the group. That being said, we still expect members to be involved to their best abilities.
     
  4. What could I gain from joining this organization? - First, you will gain camaraderie of like-minded men. In addition, you will be empowered from the experiences of being involved in the community and harvest tools essential for being a leader at the university and in the workplace. You will be exposed to resources that may help you plan for your future or at least point you in the right direction.
     
  5. How has this organization helped other men in the past? - Stevenson alumni who were a part of this organization have said that M.I.L.E. has made them the man that they are today. Our alumni from the program have exceeded their goals in life and they had the organization to thank for. Most of our members have their own organizations, both profit and nonprofit, while some at prestige graduate schools.
     
  6. What do you mean by "Are you man enough to go the extra MILE?" - This is our slogan that we stand by and this is in no way related to any gender stereotypes. We interpret this slogan and apply this to our organization in the sense that we want our members to become leaders. One of the characteristics of a good leader is being held accountable and accepting responsibility. In life, you will face mistakes that may cause consequences but it is good to own up to those mistakes and learn from them in order to better yourself for your future.
     
  7. How does M.I.L.E. follow Stevenson's Diversity Statement? You can visit Stevenson University’s Diversity Statement here, as M.I.L.E. is an official club under the SGA of Stevenson, our Club Constitution addresses Diversity by stating these two articles:

    Article V, Section 2: Eligibility for membership or elected officer positions shall not be limited based on race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, marital status, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation or gender identity

    Article V, Section 3: The organization shall have no rules that discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, ethnicity, color, age, marital status, citizenship, disability, gender identity, or sexual orientation.
     
  8. Who can I contact for more information about M.I.L.E.? - Any questions that you may have regarding the organization, please direct them via email to mile@stevenson.edu and we will get back to you within 48 hours.

Check out this article about M.I.L.E from Stevenson's own student led newspaper: The Villager