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About the Women*s Center

Did You Know?

Establishment of a women's center was one of 57 recommendations made in 1989 by the President's Commission on Improvement of the Status of Female Faculty, Staff, and Students.

The Women*s Center is a unit within the Division of Student Affairs' Department of Diversity Affairs, focusing its efforts on:

  • supporting women's personal and professional development, leadership, and empowerment;
  • educating the campus about women's and gender issues; and
  • advocating for gender equity within the University and beyond.

Gender equity in an educational setting means an equal chance at learning without expectations based on gender. Equal encouragement and opportunity for all to develop, achieve, and learn is essential equitable treatment and is required by law. 

"Such a welcoming and accepting environment...I always leave feeling positive regardless of what is facing me!" (Anonymous)