Men's Violence Prevention Program

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Western Michigan University is proud to launch a new co-curricular prevention leadership program. This pilot program, called Gentlemen United, is designed to empower men to step up and make WMU a safe and fun place for everyone. Supported by grant funding from Michigan First Lady Sue Snyder's Campus Sexual Assault Grant Program and WMU's Division of Student Affairs, this program will select 25 students to complete leadership training while having meaningful conversations about how to have great relationships, understanding consent, and encouraging healthy social habits.

Goals of program

Students in this program will:

  • Learn about their individual leadership styles and how that impacts those around them
  • Learn effective communication skills to use with people of different backgrounds
  • Lead a project to initiate and sustain change in campus culture
  • Gain new resume-building skills and experiences

Time commitment

  • Weekly meetings based on applicant schedules
  • Certified Peer Education training on Friday, Sept. 23 (3 p.m. - 10 p.m.) and Saturday, Sept. 24 (8 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Benefits of participation

Participants in this program will:

  • Obtain National Peer Education Certification
  • Be eligible for optional academic credit (internship, practicum or elective credit)
  • Build relationships with professionals who can provide mentoring and letters of recommendation 
  • Gain valuable experience to add to a resume
  • Have the opportunity to join a growing community of students, faculty and staff advocating for a safer and healthier WMU

Application process

Interested? Apply online now!

Brief interviews of applicants will take place Sept. 6 through Sept. 20. Applicants will be contacted via email to schedule an interview after application is received.

Early application is encouraged as space is limited.

If you have any questions or are interested in joining Gentlemen United please call or email:

Daren Fox
Male Violence Prevention Coordinator
Sindecuse Health Center
Phone (269) 387-2999

Collaborative Partners

Student Activities and Leadership Programs

Office of Student Involvement at Kalamazoo College

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