Men’s group created to encourage leadership

To meet the needs of male students who are seeking to expand their leadership skills and find a sense of community, Flip Mundine, mass communication senior, and Matthew Steiml, social media coordinator for student affairs, founded Midwestern Stallions: Men of Danger.

“I was interested in the idea,” Steiml said, “and took the initiative to start getting everything together and organizing the club.”

The purpose of the group is to bring together men of all types to provide them with a foundation for becoming leaders within the community and give them a place where they can just be themselves without the pressure of society bearing down on them.

“We want to be a voice giving young men here on this campus that have leadership skills but just don’t know how to use them,” Mundine said. “And we want to plug them into different organizations – just making them step up as a man.”

Steiml said that with female students making up almost 60 percent of the student population, some of the guys feel left out.

“I feel like we are comfortable at Midwestern in kind of letting the ladies take the lead and you can see that within the other organizations that women have the majority of leadership positions and most of the members in the other organizations are women,” Steiml said. “That is great for them but I feel like that all over the nation there is a kind of epidemic of men not claiming leadership roles and this club will allow us to practice these leadership skills.”

The club, advised by Wayne Schields, has 20 members but they hope to grow as big as some of the other organizations on campus.

“Right now I have a list of 20 but it is growing. We are hoping to be one of the bigger organizations aside from SGA,” Mundine said.

To join, you have to have a 2.5 cumulative grade point average and be male. The Midwestern Stallions hope to have many activities starting with November being National Men’s Month to celebrate what it means to be a man.

“We are going to do everything from different type of seminars and workshops along with having guest speakers,” Mundine said, “and November is going to be our National Men’s Month.”

Comments

  1. Eugene Terrace says:

    Isn’t this a little misogynistic?

  2. This is the dumbest thing I have ever heard.