Set The Expectation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to ending sexual and interpersonal violence through prevention work with men, advocacy, and engagement with agencies serving survivors and their families.

“We believe the work of ending gender-based violence and inequality cannot rest only on the backs of those most affected by it. We believe in the power and agency of men as the solution, and it is only when we partner with men as champions for change, that we will make tangible progress toward safety and equality for every person, regardless of gender or gender identity.”

-Brenda Tracy

STE Core Values

Self-Care is a Lifestyle

We believe self-care is not just for moments of crisis. We understand that prioritizing our emotional, mental, physical, social, and spiritual well-being makes us better humans.

Do What is Right — Always

No matter how hard it is, or the amount of backlash – we are steadfast and unbowed in our pursuit to do what is right.

Setting Expectations

We believe success is more easily achieved when we communicate expectations and give people the information they need to perform well.

Trauma Informed

We are committed to the understanding and sustainability of a trauma informed approach. We recognize trauma may stem from a wide source of events or experiences. We believe in and will always strive to foster a culture that is safe, supporting, empowering and trustworthy.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Set The Expectation is committed to equity, inclusion, and overcoming stereotypes and past  discrimination. This policy applies to all areas of employment and volunteer participation,  including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff,  compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, all other conditions and privileges of  employment in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.  

Set The Expectation does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion  (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status,  sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. We strive to create a  feeling of safety for all, including survivors of sexual assault and harassment, which is fostered  by inclusion of people without fear of discrimination. We are committed to providing an  inclusive and welcoming environment for all volunteers and all members of the community that  engage with Set The Expectation.