Thursday, 8 June, 2017 (All day) to Saturday, 10 June, 2017 (All day)

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Host University: Washington University, St. Louis

The Conference on College Men is a collaborative event hosted by NASPA and ACPA. Scholars and practitioners will come together to address the various issues related to men and masculinities in higher education. As college men continue to explore what it means to be a man in today’s society and how their various identities intersect with their gender identity and expression, practitioners must continue to explore various support mechanisms for these students. The conference’s programs will explore evidence-based practices, innovative research, and current trends surrounding college men and masculinities.


You should attend the conference if you want to:

  • Expand knowledge of current trends in gender identity research and how it relates to men and masculinity;

  • Recognize current national and international issues relevant to college men;

  • Learn the ways in which gender identity may intersect with societal expectations of what it means to be a man and how those expectations impact college men

Important Dates

  • March 24, 2017: Call For Programs Deadline
  • April 07, 2017: Notification of Program Acceptance
  • April 21, 2017: Early-Bird Registration Deadline
  • May 19, 2017: Regular Registration Deadline

Call for Programs

Announcing the CCM Call for Programs! You may submit program contributions online here. Deadline for submissions is March 24, 2017.


Registration is based on individual member status. If you are employed by a college or university that is a NASPA or ACPA institutional member, you can join as an individual member. This grants you the conference registration rate for members as well as a year of membership for less than the non-member registration fee.

  Early Bird Regular Late
ACPA/NASPA Member $425 $475 $550
Non-Member $625 $675 $750
Student Members $130 $185 $235
Pre-Conference Workshop $65 $85 $90

Call for Program Submissions

The call for programs will open in mid-February 2017.

The increasing need to address gender identity and expression on college campuses is more critical than ever as the understanding of what it means to be a man is continuing to change. The 2017 Conference on College Men is your opportunity to share evidence-based practices from your campus or organization, learn from leading researchers in the field, and engage with other professionals who are committed to understanding men and masculinities.

The 2017 Planning Committee knows it’s presenters like you who will make the conference an impactful event. The Planning Committee is seeking innovative and thought provoking programs from a wide range of professional functional areas. Programs which enhance and progress the understanding of men and masculinities, in either research or practice, will be considered. 

Presenters will be asked to identify the content level of their session; foundational, intermediate, or advanced. Additionally, the content advisory committee will select programs based upon their relationship to the Symposium's learning outcomes.


Our program proposal review process is critical to the success of the confernece. We encourage you to sign-up to be program reviewer.  For further instructions, contact Tricia Fechter-Gates (email).


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The concept of a professional conference for student affairs administrators focusing on the topic of college men was shepherded within NASPA and ACPA by Dr. Jason Laker, then vice-principal and dean of student affairs at Queen’s University in Ontario and founding chair of the NASPA Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community. The inaugural conference, then titled the Institute on College Males, was hosted by Morehouse College in May 2007. The institute theme was Creating and Achieving Successful Outcomes. The success of this first institute led NASPA and ACPA to collaborate on a second program in May 2009 hosted by the University of Pennsylvania. The third, now called, Conference on College Men was held May 22-24, 2011 at Indiana University Purdue University-Indianapolis. The fourth conference was held May 19 – 21, 2013 at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. The fifth conference was held June18 - 20, 2015 at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.