Men’s Allied Voices for a Respectful & Inclusive Community
The Men's Allied Voices for a Respectful & Inclusive Community (MAVRIC) Project is an initiative of the SHARE office in partnerships with Princeton University undergraduate and graduate students, staff, alumni, and campus partners. The MAVRIC Project was created to:
- Critically examine masculinity from an intersectional and interdisciplinary lens.
- Challenge gender-related social norms and change the way men-identified people view and express themselves.
- Promote men’s health.
- Create an affinity space for male-identified folkx to “do their own work.”
- Promote healthy relationship and communication skills that decrease the acceptance of harmful gender role norms and dating violence
- Foster a respectful and inclusive community for all sexes and gender identities through education, mentoring, activism, and fellowship.
Why We Need to Talk About Men and Masculinity
- Belief in strict gender roles (e.g., male dominance and aggression in relationships) increases the risk for dating violence.
- Approximately, 7% of male college students will experience rape or sexual assault through physical force, violence, or incapacitation.
- Male suicide rates are on the rise, and represent the 8th leading cause of death in the United States.
- Approximately, 1 in 5 men develop alcohol dependency in their lifetime.
- Men are significantly less likely to seek help for a mental health concern.
Campus Sexual Violence: Statistics | RAINN. (2021). Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network. https://www.rainn.org/statistics/campus-sexual-violence
Men and Mental Health. (2020, April 7). National Institute of Mental Health. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/topics/men-and-mental-health
Mental Health and Substance Use. (n.d.). World Health Organization. Retrieved October 12, 2021, from https://www.who.int/teams/mental-health-and-substance-use/promotion-pre…
Risk and Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence. (2020). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/violenceprevention/intimatepartnerviolence/riskprot…
Statistics: Suicide. (2019). National Institute of Mental Health. https://www.nimh.nih.gov/health/statistics/suicide
Learn why the Princeton male-identified community is getting involved with MAVRIC
Learn about Masculinity with our campus partner, UMatter
At Princeton University, we believe there are many different ways to be a man. Visit the UMatter website to learn more about male stereotypes (the unspoken rules that men are “supposed” to follow), as well as tips on how you can challenge the confines of a stereotype and be true to yourself.