About the UMass Men and Masculinities Center

Our mission is to support male student success and the development of masculinities that are healthy for individuals and communities at UMass Amherst and beyond from a male positive, multicultural, and pro-feminist perspective.

Within this charge and in collaboration with existing campus programs, offices and centers the Center seeks to:

  • Interrogate and deconstruct traditional forms of masculinity;
  • Promote healthy relationships and positive expressions of masculinity;
  • Explore the intersections of men’s identities;
  • Foster men’s healthy and positive development through scholarship, leadership development, outreach, and advocacy;
  • Support the implementation of a system of programs, collaborations, assessments, and advocacy that institutionalizes multiple levels of support for male student success by targeting identified areas of need in accordance with larger success objectives;
  • Promote social justice at UMass and beyond.

UMass Fraternities White Ribbon Campaign Video Contest

The White Ribbon Campaign is an international event that was established in 1989, after a gunman opened fire and killed 14 female engineering students in Montreal, Canada. Men in that community organized the first White Ribbon Campaign, wearing white ribbons “as a symbol of men’s opposition to men’s violence against women” and to show their support for women and survivors.

We ask you to join the UMass Fraternities White Ribbon Campaign as a way for men to speak out about gender-based violence