What do we do?

Men on the Mountain's goal is to educate others on the effect of masculinity in today’s society. We believe that education of men and for men is key to preventing violence, high risk behavior, alcohol or drug abuse and improving the overall climate of college men at Appalachian.

 If you are interested in establishing a group or having a presentation please visit our presentation request page as you can review a description of possible presentations.

How can I join?

If you are interested in what  a group looks like and being more involved with education of peers please contact  James Lorello at lorelloja@appstate.edu.

About James

James Lorello is Associate Director in the Office of Student Conduct at Appalachian State University.  He is a past co-chair of NASPA's Men and Masculinities Knowledge Community and has worked since 2011 to create programs building a culture of positive masculinity on college campuses.  He is currently in the final year of his Doctorate in Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, writing his dissertation titled Disrupting Masculinity and Patriarchy: Stories of Men in Recovery. He conducts presentations and group discussions, under the monikker "Men on the Mountain", on masculinity across campus for a number of different groups from academic classes to fraternities. James also serves as an Adjunct Faculty member in both the College Student Development program and the Department of Educational Leadership at Appalachian State University. 

Contact Us

Dean of Students Office


Physical Address:
320 Plemmons Student Union
263 Locust Street
Boone, North Carolina 28608

Office of the Dean of Students
Suite 324

Mailing Address:
ASU Box 32084
Boone, NC 28608-2084

Phone: 828-262-2704

Primary Contact:
James A. Lorello

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