Men & Masculinities Programming

The Center provides information, resources, and involvement opportunities for male-identified individuals who are interested in learning more about why gender matters. The ETC offers programs that explore a ranges of issues affecting positive expressions of masculinity and how these contribute to the retention, graduation and success of male-identified members of our campus community. 

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Events & Programs

Men & Masculinities Symposium: What does ”being a man” mean to you? What is healthy masculinity? Have you ever thought about the ways masculinity affects your choices, relationships and academic/career path? This symposium is an annual all-day program in the fall with dialogues, workshops and presentations focused on helping you explore both negative and positive aspects of masculinity. Check back later for information on registration.

Men of Merit: Each year, the Men of Merit poster features a group of KU male-identified individuals who positively define masculinity through challenging norms, taking action, and leading by example. These men are great role models and resources for anyone wanting to better understand how masculinity affects everyday life. 

Presentation Requests

The Men & Masculinities Workgroup is available for presentations to student organizations, classes, living groups, offices and departments.

Potential topics include:

  • Popular Culture & Masculinity
  • Sexual Violence & Masculinity
  • Multiple Masculinities: Masculinity Across Cultures
  • The Mask We Live In: video and discussion

These topic areas are broad, and they can be adapted to your group in format, focus and time. If you have a topic outside of these examples, we are happy to work with you to build a presentation that best meets your needs and intended outcomes. Please make requests at least two weeks in advance of presentation date.

Fill out a presentation request form here.


Recommended Reading & Resources

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Did You Know..
  • Only 23% of all Distinguished Professors at KU are women, compared to 24% three years ago
  • Of the 165 members of the Kansas legislature, only 40 are women
  • Only 3 of the 14 Kansas Court of Appeals Judges are women
  • 31% of Kansas families with a single-female head of household live below the poverty level
  • Median earnings in Kansas for women are just 77% of what median earnings are for men

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