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.

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