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  • EVENT | Man Enough: Masculinity and Today's College Men

    April 12, 2017 - "America is worried about young men.  Man Enough Flyer

    Colleges are particularly concerned and use words such as problem, lost and crisis to describe their challenges.  They are troubled by men’s bad behavior, their rates of success and the shortfall of positive male role models on campus.

    This program addresses the relationships men face with society, women, family, other men and, most-importantly, themselves.  Through the investigation of many of the assumptions about college men, and how these assumptions are developed and acted out each day, Casey challenges men to create a new standard. Being “man enough” is about having the strength and capacity to be authentic, reliable, humble and kind but also being able to help other men live up to these greater expectations.

    Man Enough is the beginning of a discussion.  Casey J. Cornelius, a leading voice for student success, has committed himself to the cause of creating a dialogue on campus and beyond around the need for a new form of masculinity and college men."
    Click here to read the EMU Today article...


  • "Focus on the role of men in sexual assault prevention nets Eastern Michigan University second state sexual assault prevention grant"  Geoff Larcom
    December 05, 2016 - "T
    he State of Michigan has awarded Eastern Michigan University its second consecutive grant as a part of First Lady Sue Snyder’s sexual assault prevention on college campuses initiative. Eastern received $51,186, the third largest award in the state. Last year, Eastern received the second highest award as part of the initial year of the program. Ellen Gold, assistant vice President of student well being at Eastern, prepared both grant proposals." Read the University Press Release... 
  • "Start by Believing" campaign changes negative stigma on sexual violence | Brandon Lazovic
    October 17, 2016 - "In an effort to change the publics' response to sexual assault, the "Start by Believing" campaign was held at Eastern Michigan University on Monday, Oct. 10. "Start by Believing" is a public awareness campaign designed by End Violence Against Women International that aims to spread awareness and change the way sexual violence is perceived on campus." Read more at The Eastern Echo...

  • EMU hosts Got Consent? event to raise dating and sexual violence awareness | Brandon Lazovic
    October 17, 2016 - "Eastern Michigan University hosted a public informational session called "Got Consent?" on Wednesday, Oct. 12, which describes dating and sexual violence and how the criminal justice system operates. Turnout for the event was in record numbers as over 300 students filled the Student Center ballroom with Washtenaw County assistant prosecutors Mark Kneisel and Arianne Slay presenting. The first half of the event went over legal definitions of topics including sexual penetration, physical assault and consent." 

  • Michigan Gave Colleges $500,000 to Fight Sex Assault. Here's How They Spent It. | Katherine Knott
    October 14, 2016 - "Last year Gov. Rick Snyder of Michigan announced a new grant program aimed at preventing sexual assault on the state's college campuses. More than 30 institutions applied, and a mix of private, public, and community colleges - 22 in total - received a slice of the pie." Read more in the pdf article from The Chronicle of Higher Ed...

    Treatment of sexual assault victims 'appalling,' says Michigan's first lady ahead of summit | Emily Lawler
    September 01, 2016 - "Michigan's First Lady Sue Snyder has two daughters and her heart breaks when she reads about another case of campus sexual assault. "I think that most parents can relate to this concern and a strong desire to know that their children are safe," Snyder told MLive in an interview this week." Read more at

  • State legislators praise Eastern Michigan University’s efforts to prevent sexual assaults | Pamela Young
    March 09, 2016 - "Eastern Michigan University’s award-winning proposal, “The SMART Project: Sexual Misconduct Awareness and Reporting Tools for a Safer EMU Community,” was presented at a hearing in Lansing Tuesday (March 8) as part of the statewide initiative to increase awareness and prevent sexual assaults on college campuses." Read the official news release...

  • EMU’s SMART grant proposal wins $53,926 as part of statewide initiative to increase awareness and prevent sexual assaults on college campuses | Pamela Young
    November 05, 2015 - "Michigan’s First Lady Sue Snyder’s initiative to prevent sexual assaults on the state’s college campuses has taken a big step forward, and Eastern Michigan University will play an important role in the endeavor. The state’s competitive Campus Sexual Assault program has awarded a total of $500,000 in grant money to Eastern Michigan University and 21 other Michigan universities and colleges to help change the overall culture of sexual assault among college-age students." Read the official news release...