2013 SCMM Sponsored Programs
The programs below will be featured at the 2013 Convention in Las Vegas
Please check back for the date, time, and location of each session

Keeping it Sexy: Positive Sexuality Initiatives for Healthier Student Relationships
Presenters: Scott Brown & Dawn LaFranc
Hook-up? Friends with Benefits? Abstinence? Monogamy? Student relationships come in all forms. How do we help students keep safe and make decisions that reflect their own values and desires? Colgate has implemented several effective positive sexuality initiatives including a mini-course, “Yes Means Yes” (YMY), that advocates consensual relationships and healthy sexual decision-making. Other initiatives include workshops, mentoring programs, and speakers. This program will provide an overview of the initiatives, and concrete strategies to implement positive sexuality programming on your campus.

Constructing Our Own Definition of Masculinity: An Intersectionality Approach
Presenters: Cameron C Beatty & Cristobal Salinas
In this presentation we present conversations that we, Cristobal and Cameron, first had in a private space where we disclosed personal experiences and challenges. We take the conversations we had in a private space, bring them to this public space, in order to question the traditional understandings of masculinity, and challenge these understandings in order to make space for a more intersectional approach to identity. Therefore we will challenge participants understandings of masculinity in order to redefine masculinity for themselves.

Men of Color, Masculinity, Identity Challenges, and Outreach Programs
Co-Sponsored with Commission for Counseling and Psychological Services
Presenter: Dwaine S Campbell
Masculinity for Men of Color (MOC) is different than masculinity for White-European men. Some of the reasons are rooted in historical, contextual and environmental factors. Men of Color also experience a significant number of difficulties (racism, social isolation, etc.). Yet, MOC tend not to seek mental health services. Outreach is an effective method for counseling centers to reach MOC. This presentation will explore these issues (noting relevant theories/research) along with a case example of a collaborative outreach program for MOC.

College Men's Gender Identity Development: Theory to Practice
Presenter: Keith E Edwards
This session will discuss college men’s gender identity development theory from a grounded theory study of college men’s experiences as men through a social justice lens. The presenter will share the results and theory from the original study and interviews conducted five years later. Participants will discuss the theory of college men’s gender identity development, the intersections of identity, and implications for student affairs practitioners interested in how patriarchy and privilege are learned, reinforced, and perhaps transcended.

Programming Responsibly and Inclusively with Pageants, Auctions and Similar Events
Co-Sponsored with Standing Committee for Women
Presenters: Jennifer L Ferrell & Zachary Beaver

This presentation takes a thoughtful look at student programs including pageants, auctions, speed-dating and similar events, targeting an audience of practitioners currently responsible for student programming. Frequently these types of programs only serve to reinforce sexism, racism, cultural bias or homophobia, often unconsciously, and disguised as tradition. The aim of this session is to share examples, provide a space for dialogue and most importantly, to uncover strategies to support student programs while concurrently combating structures built on majority dominant/monocultural paradigms.

Propelling Undergraduate Students Higher (PUSH): Ensuring Minority Male Success
Presenters: Jason J. Dorsette, Kevin Rome, Rosana Reyes
North Carolina Central University created the Centennial Scholars Program, a minority male, living- learning program to address retention and graduation rates of African American men. Workshop participants will be introduced to ways NCCU practitioners students’ academic and social success practices to develop academic excellence, student leadership, self-efficacy, brotherhood, increase retention and graduation rates.