Campus Men of Strength Clubs are for students dedicated to actively engaging men on their college campus to prevent domestic violence, sexual violence, and other forms of men’s violence against women. Building on the successes of the Campus MOST program’s first three years, MOST Clubs will be required to sustain a deeper level of commitment. In return, MOST will offer a deeper level of sustainable engagement as well as more innovative strategies around social marketing, emotional intelligence and bystander intervention.
Members of our clubs examine and challenge masculinity as it relates to themselves and society, rejecting harmful aspects of traditional masculinity in favor of individual masculinities that affirm their unique realities and experiences. Club members also take this knowledge and apply it throughout their campuses and communities in many ways, including:
- Conducting peer education
- Partnering with campus and community women’s groups
- Sponsoring social and educational events
- Exploring the many ways men can be allies with women and girls
Training & Assessment Process
After a Memorandum of Agreement is signed with the institution, MCSR will begin an assessment with the group advisor to determine the campus’s needs. The assessment process includes a two-day training for the group advisor, interested students, faculty, staff, campus advisory group, and community partners. The training will mainly focus on theories, educational activities and exercises, skill-building, and bystander intervention. The training will also feature a session on Campus MOST guidelines as well as recruitment,sustainability, collaboration and evaluation protocols.
The Campus MOST program will also place a greater focus on collaborating with the college campus as a whole, as well as community partners and other youth-oriented MCSR programs. MOST Clubs must have at least one community partner organization they will partner with for trainings and events. Once the chapter has been established for two years, MOST Club members will be required to facilitate a high school Men of Strength Club site or assist a neighboring college in starting a new Campus MOST Club.
Campus MOST Clubs will be evaluated in a number of ways. Individual members will be evaluated through pre- and post-tests to determine growth and changes in attitudes, behaviors, behavioral intent, bystander intervention skills and self-efficacy. Facilitators will provide formal and informal feedback throughout the year. Peer education and events will be recorded to determine the number of students attending, outreach completed, and the impact of those, and thus be able to demonstrate how much is being done by an individual chapter as visible allies on campus. Focus groups will be held each year with Campus MOST advisers and members. MCSR is also developing a broader evaluation mechanism to gauge the impact of a Campus MOST Club on the campus as a whole.
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