Men and Masculinities

As part of the University of Iowa Anti-Violence Plan, the university is committed to expand and coordinate its efforts in mobilizing and engaging male-identified students, staff, faculty, and community partners to work as allies with all genders to create a culture of respect free from gender-based violence. 

Lunch and Learn Series

The Men and Masculinities Coalition hosts a monthly series of educational discussions that examine men, masculinity, and how to engage men in creating a safer community for all. The locations rotate and the topics will change from month to month and will feature various experts in different fields. 

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Hawk Talks Authentic Masculinity Discussion Groups

University Housing & Dining has implemented a new residential curriculum, the Residence Education Model.  The model is designed to improve living on campus at the UI, advance the responsibility of students living on campus, and help Resident Assistants focus on getting to know their residents as individuals. The program is committed to helping students achieve three main goals: Learning about Self, Discovering Relationships, and Engaging in Community.

Resident Assistants have a set of discussion points focusing on authentic masculinity. These include a series of discussions about:

  1. What is means to be a man in college, the pressures that exist, and the messages about masculinity and the impacts
  2. How being a man impacts college experiences, perceptions of relationships with other men and unwritten rules for men in college
  3. What has been learned about masculinity this semester, how relationships with men could be improved and how learning about gender norms could continue