Each spring, NeW hosts our Gentlemen’s Showcase to honor gentlemen on college campuses. By recognizing gentlemen on campus, NeW seeks to encourage mutual respect between the sexes. Unfortunately, today, gentlemanly behavior is undervalued, resulting in a decline in chivalry. Contrary to popular belief, the erosion of chivalry does not promote equality between the sexes. Rather, it breeds mutual disrespect. The women of NeW believe that although chivalry might be waning, it is not dead. We know that gentlemen still do exist on college campuses, and we want to honor these men who stand up against the cultural norms of today’s campuses.
Congratulations to our most recent Gentlemen’s Showcase award winner, Alfonse Muglia, from Cornell University. Read more about him on the NeW Blog.
Alfonse Muglia, 2013 NeW Gentlemen’s Showcase Winner
View past contests on the NeW Facebook Fan Page. Read more about the contest below.
Are gentlemen an endangered species? Or is there a man in your life that fits the title of “gentleman”? Say thanks to him by nominating him for NeW’s Gentlemen’s Showcase. Go to NeW’s Facebook Fan Page and post a short video, photo, or note explaining why a college man deserves the title of “Gentleman of the Year.” The top gentleman whose submission receives the most votes will win a prize. Follow the directions below to nominate someone today!
- The gentleman must be a current student.
- A woman must nominate him.
- The video, photo, or note must be uploaded by midnight on March 31.
- To cast a vote, you must “like” the video, photo, or note on NeW’s Fan Page. You may vote for more than one entry.
Individual chapters around the country also host their own local Gentlemen’s Showcases. For example, last year, NeW at the University of Virginia organized a Gentlemen’s Showcase Bracket during March Madness, modeled after the NCAA basketball tournament. Each week, the nominated gentlemen paired off against each other, responding to questions from NeW at UVA members, and students voted for winners to advance until they found a champion. In 2009, NeW at Arizona State University held its first Gentlemen’s Showcase, and produced a video of people around campus discussing whether gentlemen really exist anymore.
Want to plan your own Gentlemen’s Showcase? Contact us for help!