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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 2017-2018 are open! Please click here to apply. Applications are due Monday, September 11th.


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.



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.


How can you get involved?

Educational Programming

The UNC Men's Project starts with a 10-week program in the fall semester that (1) explores a spectrum of masculinities, (2) examines how our own stories are shaped by masculinity, and (3) gives participants the tools and knowledge to become peer allies, leaders, and educators in violence prevention and gender equity efforts at UNC.

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.

Connect Online

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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.

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