The Office of Diversity Programs at Southern New Hampshire University (SNHU) has officially added a new club to the roster: The Men’s Group. There are no financial or academic requirements to join the club.
The Men’s Group was started by Jhoswell Rosario and Zachery Palmer as a way to bring those who identify as male closer together to form a community. This includes students, professors, and other staff members.
The idea behind the club was to create an emotionally safe space for men to express themselves.
“The Men’s Group will meet once a week and typical sessions will start with an ice breaker so that everybody becomes familiar with one another. We will then proceed to address a topic for the week utilizing resources like YouTube videos, TedTalks, articles, documentaries, and guest speakers from the SNHU community. After that, we will open the floor for open conversation about anything they are willing to talk about,” said Michael Reaves, the Assistant Director of Diversity Programs.
Topics of discussion in a meeting can include masculine and feminine tones, relationships, asking for help, peer pressure and cycles of change. They also discuss the issues of anger, violence, and sexual assault.
In addition to having in-depth conversations, students may also go on field trips as well.
For more information, students can attend meetings every Monday from 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. in the Hospitality Building room 301. The meetings may move to the new Green Center.