The Women's Center is a...

  • welcoming space for all genders
  • quiet location for studying, relaxing, and socializing
  • place to feel empowered and develop your leadership

Browse our website or stop by the Women's Center in 127 McGuffey Hall between 8am-5pm (7:30am-4:30pm summer hours) to learn more about the Center's programs and resources.

Jennie Elder Suel Distinguished Woman of Color Award Nominations open

"The Women's Center is a place of learning and thought for me. I learn how to become a leader on the issues that mean most to me here." (Jessie)

Welcome back! We're excited to see you again as the new semester begins! We have lots going on this semester so check our Programs and Events page frequently for updates. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Women's Center Events

  • Women's Equality Day

    Women's Equality Day

    In observance of Women's Equality Day, first celebrated in 1971 on August 26th, the Women's Center partners with the League of Women Voters of Oxford to sponsor a voter registration drive. Women's Equality Day, celebrated nationally on August 26, commemorates the passage in 1920 of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which granted women the right to vote. Learn more about the history and current observances of Women's Equality Day.

  • The Clothesline Project

    Clothesline 2013

    The Clothesline Project is an annual display of t-shirts made by those in our community (and their allies) who are survivors of sexual assault and other forms of violence against women.

  • Celebrating Global Sisterhood

    Celebrating Global Sisterhood Award Winners

    This event, launched in 1992 as the Women of Color Celebration and renamed Celebrating Global Sisterhood in 2013, is designed to bring people together to celebrate the cultural diversity and accomplishments of women of color in the University and in the larger community.  Typically held in early March on or near International Women's Day, this event features a guest speaker, student testimonials, global cuisine, and awards and scholarship presentations.

  • Women's Read-In

    Each year the Women's Center and University Libraries partner to observe National Women's History Month with a Women's Read-In. Participants read from their own or other work for, by, or about women. Other forms of participation (e.g., performance, multimedia, etc.) are also encouraged. Participants may also simply observe.

  • Women's Leadership Celebration

    Leadership Award Winners

    Each spring the Women’s Center partners with other campus units to acknowledge and celebrate women's leadership at Miami. A highlight of this event is the presentation of the Women's Leadership and Male Ally Awards. First presented in 1998 as the Women Breaking Barriers Awards, the Women's Leadership Awards recognize and honor women who go beyond the expected to make a difference on campus and/or in their communities. The Male Ally Award was added in 2007.

Get Involved

  • Join a Campus Group

    There are several student organizations that focus on issues of gender and sexuality. They include F-Word (Feminists Working on Real Democracy), Black Women Empowered (B.W.E.), Love You Like A Sister (L.Y.L.A.S.), Women Against Violence and Sexual Assault (Waves), and Spectrum. See the HUB for a complete list of student organizations.

  • Take a WGS Class

    The Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) is is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Science that investigates how our lives are affected by gender race, class, age, sexuality, religion, (dis)ability, gender identity, and nationality. Both a WGS major and minor are available to undergraduate students. The WGS program also offers 2 thematic sequences and a graduate concentration.

  • Become a Women's Center Intern

    2014 Interns

    Our student staff consist of several undergraduate student interns. Our interns are vital members of our Women's Center staff. Their work inside and outside of the Women's Center directly connects the student experience through advocacy, activism, and leadership development.

  • Do a Practicum at the Women's Center

    Graduate Practicum Opportunity

    Opportunity to work directly with undergraduate students on leadership development. Help coordinate women’s center signature events:

    • The Clothesline Project
    • Celebrating Global Sisterhood
    • Women’s Leadership Celebration

    Flexible to meet your interests!