The Good Men Plan (GMP) - a series of co-curricular experiences designed to engage students and enrich their experience during their first year of College.
The Sophomore Vocational Reflection Project – through the vocational reflection process, we have established a set of key questions that we want our young men to reflect on and then act upon during their years at Hampden-Sydney.
- Audience: Freshmen are the target audience for the Good Men Plan. Sophomores are the target audience for the Sophomore Vocational Reflection Project.
- When: Each semester, all first-year students will attend three "Good Men Plan" programs on Thursdays during Convocation Period (11:30-12:15). The Good Men Plan that relates to vocational reflection is the second session held (in October). Lunch is served. The Sophomore Vocational Reflection Project last year was held in January on a Sunday evening, required dress code, and refreshments were served. This year, it was held in October during the Convocation period with lunch served and no dress code.
- Frequency: The Good Men Plan is held 6 times throughout the freshmen year. Each session lasts approximately 45-50 minutes.
- Approximate Number of Participants: Last year, 93% of the freshman class attended the session related to vocational reflection for the Good Men Plan program, and provided largely positive feedback about the experience. This year 57% attended. The Sophomore Vocational Reflection Project yielded approximately 50% attendance both last year and this year.
Funding & Operations:
The Sophomore Vocational Reflection Project has received funds from NetVUE to support the program in Fall 2015. Previously, the President’s Office covered costs related to the program. The college supports the Good Men Plan. A detailed budget is listed under the Administration/Operations tab.