The Men’s Program, Sexual Assault Peer Advocates (SAPA), Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI


Contact Name: Steve Thompson
Phone Number: (989) 774-6677
E-mail: thomp1sm@cmich.edu
Key Words: (1) Male only; (2) college age; (3) racially diverse; (4) university setting; (5) one-time workshop
Population served
The participants of this program are a racially/ethnically diverse group of incoming male students, male athletes, and fraternity members. There were 30 programs provided during the previous semester, with varying numbers of participants. All incoming male students and male athletes are required to participate.
Medium used to convey message
The program encourages all men to be responsible for their own actions, as well as the actions of other men. It is based on the One in Four Program developed by John Foubert but has gone through several modifications.
Goals, objectives, and desired outcomes
This program attempts to educate all male students on campus by addressing awareness, prevention, and avoidance.
Theoretical/ scientific basis for the approach
The program is based on the One in Four Program developed by John Foubert.
Level of evaluation
A psychology doctoral student is evaluating fraternities that are participating in The Men’s Program.
Staff capacity
Fifteen male peer advocates present programs. Peer advocates receive more than 100 hours in training from Dr. Thompson.