Meeting Men: Male Intimacy and College Men Centers

Miles Groth (
Wagner College


Given the ongoing trend of declining enrollments of males in college (currently at 40%), it is essential for educators and parents to understand its causes. As the issue becomes better understood, in the meantime the important part played by men's groups on college and university campuses to support young males has become evident. The functions of such groups are varied, but their basic value is to provide a safe space for an experience of genuine intimacy with other males.

Author Biography

Miles Groth is professor of psychology at Wagner College. He is co-founding past editor of Thymos: Journal of Boyhood Studies and past editor of The International Journalof Men’s Health. His most recent work has focused on boyhood, fathers and mentoring. He has spoken on these topics in Australia and Canada, as well as a number of colleges and conferences in the United States.

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