rp_primary_wsu_website_logo[2]Winona State University has been selected to join 12 other campuses in launching the Healthy Masculinity Campus Athletics Project (HMCAP), a year-long initiative funded through the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence against Women Campus Technical Assistance and Resource Project.

HMCAP will positively engage male college athletes, coaches and athletic administrators as influential leaders in the prevention of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking on college campuses and in their surrounding communities.

Men Can Stop Rape, in partnership with the Positive Coaching Alliance, will facilitate the project.

Winona State University representatives will attend an intensive three day training emphasizing athletics’ leadership on social justice issues and how male athletes, coaches and athletic administrators can role model the prosocial norms of healthy masculinity to foster healthier and safer campuses. The representatives will return to implement the Healthy Masculinity curriculum as well as develop an action plan during the three days that addresses both prevention and response strategies. Throughout the length of the project, Winona State University will receive technical assistance and support in developing these strategies.

The United States Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women Campus Technical Assistance and Resource Project encourages institutions of higher education to adopt comprehensive, coordinated responses to domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault and stalking.

For more information contact the WSU Communications Office at 507-457-5024.

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