The Good Men Plan Schedule

All programs meet Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. - 12:15 p.m. in Johns Auditorium
(Note: programs begin in Johns, but many have interactive components that take you elsewhere)

Tuesday, Sept 10, C-Day Kickoff (See schedule for a full day of programming, including talks and service projects)

Fall 2013

  1. Thursday, Sept 19, Dr. Howard: GMP Intro, "The 5 Bs" 
  2. Thursday, Oct 10, Joe Ehrmann: "Be a Man"
  3. Thursday, Oct 31, Career Education & Exploration
  4. Thursday, Nov 14, Men's Wellness

Spring 2014

  1. Thursday, Jan 23, Heroes
  2. Thursday, Feb 20, "Step Up" H-SC: Diversity, Inclusion, and Brotherhood
  3. Thursday, Feb 27, Men and Technology
  4. Thursday, Mar 20, Dr. Howard: Freshmen Capstone\

In its first year, The Good Men Plan has proven itself a valuable addition to Hampden-Sydney's programming for first-year students.  Freshmen have heard about leadership from President Howard; considered the roles of both technology and wellness in their lives; begun developing a four-year academic and professional development plan; and discussed with their peers what it means to be a man, an everyday hero, and a member of an inclusive community. 

While institutions nationwide are reporting an increasingly difficult time engaging their students, we have seen an average attendance rate of 66% across the seven Good Men Plan programs to-date.  For a program that challenges our newest students to grapple with big ideas, we are pleased that so many students continue to validate it through their presence.

Many members of our faculty, staff, and greater College community have volunteered time to ensure its success by either coordinating or participating in programs.