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UNC Men's Project

What is the UNC Men's Project?

The UNC Men’s Project is an initiative started in 2013 that seeks to create opportunities for  students of all gender-identities to learn, listen, reflect, and work together to increase men’s involvement in gender equity and violence prevention efforts. This program works to promote healthier masculinities on campus and to shift the culture of masculinity toward more non-violent norms. The UNC Men's Project is a designated High Impact Practice in Student Affairs, and is co-sponsored and supported by Student Wellness and the Carolina Women's Center.

Applications for 2018-2019 are open! Please click see the "Related Links" box above to apply. Application deadline extended until  Friday, May 11th. Please email completed applications to UNCMensProject@unc.edu

You should consider applying if you are interested in: 

  • learning about how you can support gender equity and violence prevention efforts
  • joining a network of individuals interested in critical conversation, fellowship, and creative action
  • gaining leadership skills
  • learning about the impact of violent masculinity on ourselves and our society
  • becoming a trained violence prevention ally and peer educator

Accepted applicants will participate in this year-long commitment, consisting of:

  • A week long training on campus with partner peer education programs: August 13-17, 2018
  • Bi-weekly meetings during Fall 2018
  • Facilitation of Masculinities 101 curriculum OR event planning in Spring 2019

The UNC Men's Project is committed to using an intersectional approach to discussing masculinity, and working with a diverse group of students. All currently enrolled UNC students (graduate and undergraduate) are welcome and encouraged to apply.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is committed to equality of educational opportunity. The University does not discriminate in offering access to its educational programs and activities on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status. The Equal Opportunity and Compliance Office (137 E. Franklin Street, Suite 404, CB #9160, Chapel Hill, NC 27599-9160 or (919) 966-3576) has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the University’s non-discrimination policies.

Please note that information submitted via this form is reviewed by staff in Student Wellness who will maintain your privacy, but are not confidential.  If you choose to share specific information related to violence that happened to or by Carolina students, or at Carolina, we will provide you with campus resources and share your information with the Student Report Coordinators Ew Quimbaya-Winship or Rebecca Gibson so that they can provide options and support.

What does it mean to be a man?

  • How does masculinity serve as a beneficial and/or harmful influence in our lives?  How does it affect our relationships with other men, with women and with people of all gender expressions?
  • How has the concept of masculinity contributed to the perpetration of violence in our society? Men commit the vast majority of violence*, yet the vast majority of men neither commit nor condone violence. And many men and boys are subjected to some form of violence at the hands of other men. How do we confront this issue?
  • In short, how do we create spaces for men to talk honestly with other men and to practice healthier, more positive masculinities?

These are the questions the UNC Men's Project seeks to answer.

 

*Sources:

Eamonn Carrabine, Paul Iganski, Maggy Lee (2004). Criminology: A Sociological Introduction. Psychology Press. p. 88. ISBN 0415281679. 

Jeffery T. Walker, Sean Maddan (2013). Understanding Statistics for the Social Sciences, Criminal Justice, and Criminology. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. p. 99. ISBN 1449634036.

Student Community

The UNC Men's Project works year-round with a variety of campus and community partners to support ongoing efforts focused on violence prevention and gender equity at UNC Chapel Hill. The groups hosts meetings, workshops, events, and discussion groups to provide a space for students, both from our training program and the general student body, to continue their process of learning, listening, reflecting, and working together to make UNC a safer and more equitable community.

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Contact Us

This project is co-coordinated by UNC Student Wellness and the Carolina Women's Center. Thanks to Sacrificial Poets and the Orange County Rape Crisis Center for their collaboration on the curriculum and events. In addition, the UNC Men's Project was made possible by the generous support of the Verizon Foundation.

Questions? Concerns? Email us at -- UNCMensProject@unc.edu --