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Male Involvement

Understanding Male Involvement

Because males commit the majority of sexual violence, they can be an influential group to help generate change. Male allies can help enhance the following areas:

  • Messages that might resonate with men;
  • Non-violent alternatives that can help re-define masculinity;
  • Components of healthy relationships; and
  • Reduce the silence among victimized men.

Engaging college and university men in preventing sexual violence can be challenging. However, it is possible to launch a program that can appeal to the male student population.

Male Involvement On Indiana Campuses

Indiana State University Men Can Stop Rape Organization

Indiana University Men’s Coalition Program

Notre Dame University Men Against Violence Program

Valparaiso University’s Sigma Phi Epsilon SAFE House

Male Involvement On Other Campuses

Male Athletes Against Violence- University of Maine

Other Online Resources

Buelow, R., (2009, November). Beyond Best Practices. Presented at The First National Conference for Campus-Based Men’s Gender Equality and Anti-Violence Groups, Collegeville, Minnesota.(Contains information for campus-based men’s groups from recruiting members and structuring the organization, to programmatic focus, member motivation, and group accountability).

National Sexual Violence Resource Center (2002). FACTSHEET: Focusing on the Prevention of First-Time Male Perpetration of Sexual Violence.

Men Can Stop Rape