Sexual Assault Prevention and Awareness Center

What is Michigan Men?

Michigan Men programming focuses on socialization around gender, specifically masculinity, and its impacts on individuals, relationships, and communities. Our programming equips participants with skill sets promoting wellness, healthy relationships, and values-driven communities. We envision an inclusive and empathetic campus community where all members can be their authentic selves, develop individualized wellness plans, acquire toolkits for interpersonal violence prevention, and build mutually supportive relationships. Michigan Men is a SAPAC Program in collaboration with OSCR and Trotter Multicultural Center.

 

 

Programs

The Michigan Men Program offers a variety of programs, including:

  • The Michigan Man-Box
  • Expedition of Manhood
  • Peer Facilitator Program

 


Eligibility: Michigan Men programming focuses particularly on the societal expectations of masculine-identified people and the effects these have on masculine-identified individuals, relationships, and communities at large. All interested parties are invited to partake in any of the programs offered, regardless of gender, sex, sexual orientation, physical ability, or any other identities.

 

Michigan Men Peer Facilitators

Michigan Men Peer Facilitators co-facilitate sessions regarding diversity, equity, inclusion, and wellness. Members lead dialogues and support participants of other Michigan Men programs in gaining new skills and strategy tools. Members meet for 90-minute meetings every week for ongoing education, programming preparation, and action planning. Visit this page to learn more and sign-up!


Expedition of Manhood

The Michigan Men: Expedition of Manhood program is completed over seven weeks. Participants meet once per week for 90 minutes to discuss a myriad of subjects to develop skills tailored to participants' needs. Visit this page to learn more and sign up! 


Michigan Man-Box

The Michigan Man-Box program is a single-session workshop. Our 90-minute session focuses on orienting participants to conversations around masculinity and social dynamics. We provide tools for assisting individuals in having future discussions about masculinity and social dynamics. Participants can choose to request a workshop for their organization or participate individually and be placed in a pool of other individuals interested in a similar workshop. If you intend to request a workshop for your organization, please do so at least three weeks in advance from the potential workshop date. Visit this page to learn more and sign up!