University of Wisconsin–Madison

Men’s Project

Men’s Project is a program designed to provide students with a space for critical self-reflection and dialogue on topics of masculinities, gender construction, and identity.

The experience focuses on the examination of societal images, expectations, and messages around masculinity to empower men to better understand themselves, promote the advancement of gender equity, and raise consciousness in their communities.

Men's Project creates a space for critical self reflection and dialogue on what it means to be a man and how masculinity impacts our lives.

FAQs & Application

Why should I join Men’s Project?

Build community
Explore impact of masculinity
Cultivate a sense of belonging with other men
Learn more about yourself
Deepen understanding of social justice
Improve your leadership skills
Understand men’s role in promoting gender equity

What topics are covered?

Media and pop culture
Vulnerability
Sexuality
Hook-up culture
Alcohol
Relationships
Violence
Body image

What is the time commitment?

Participants must be willing to commit to the 6 week program, and attend a weekend retreat. Groups of ranging between 10-15 students meet weekly for 2-hours during the 6-week period.

How do I join?

Men's Project is currently undergoing a restructure to become a course for credit. Please check back for more information.