The University of Iowa

Better Men. Better Hawkeyes.

Better Men. Better Hawkeyes.

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Better Men. Better Hawkeyes. is a free, one-hour program dedicated to promoting healthy masculinity across campus, specifically engaging groups where students who identify as men come together. The program intends to address sexual violence by fostering large and small group discussions about gender stereotypes and sexual consent among peers. 

This training:

Is open to all genders and welcomes a variety of perspectives

Identifies behaviors found in healthy relationships

Explores participant's personal definition of sexual consent

Teaches skills that can empower individuals to intervene in difficult situations

Incorporates peer mentorship from student athletes and other student leaders

Better Men. Better Hawkeyes. was developed based on research from three programs, which include: 

Mentors in Violence Prevention

Step Up! Bystander Intervention

Coaching Boys into Men

Upcoming classes:

There are no classes scheduled at this time. 

To sign-up for one of the dates above, visit:

To request a course for a specific campus group, use this form:

Course location:

Unless otherwise indicated, classes are held at the UI Department of Public Safety, 880 University Capitol Center (UCC). Take the elevator or stair case near the parking ramp to the lower level, and enter the door on the left/north. Go down the ramp, and look for a sign for your course, whih will direct you to the training room.


This course is hosted by the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety in collaboration with the University of Iowa Athletics ProgramWomen's Resource & Action Center (WRAC)Rape Victim Advocacy Program (RVAP)Office of the Sexual Misconduct Response Coordinator (OSMRC)University of Iowa Anti-violence Coalition, and Ending Violence at Iowa