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Women's Center

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Our Mission...

To provide resources, support, and advocacy for women as they pursue their individual and collective goals; to enrich the University community by providing a forum for women's cultural, intellectual, social, aesthetic, and spiritual lives; to make manifest the University's commitment to maintaining a campus climate in which women receive equal access, just treatment, and opportunities to utilize their talents to their fullest and most meaningful extent.

The Women's Center Provides:

A Gathering Place...

A variety of committees, organizations and classes meet at the Women's Center. Other visitors simply enjoy our quiet, relaxing and open environment. Guests bring lunch, peruse the library or lounge on one of our cozy couches.

A Resource Center...

Our growing library includes a plethora of books, magazines, journals and videotapes which focus on issues of women and gender. Materials are available for check out.

An Opportunity...

The Women’s Center appreciates the efforts of graduate and undergraduate interns and encourages those interested to apply. There are also many volunteer opportunities available. Volunteers may aid the staff in everyday operations or implement self- designed projects.

Goals...

To use both proactive and responsive programming to bring visibility to issues affecting women on campus.

To coordinate and facilitate access to resources relevant to women's issues.

To promote the integration of women's issues into campus culture and discourse.

To advocate for the removal of barriers that inhibit the full participation of women in the University community.

To work cooperatively with organizations with related interests and functions.

Why a Women's Center?

Women’s centers were first established on college campuses in the early 1970s to address the array of issues that women faced:  violence and inequities in education, health care, employment, and leadership, to name a few.  In 1998, the Women's Center at BGSU opened its doors to bring visibility to issues affecting women on campus, coordinate and facilitate access to resources relevant to women's issues, promote the integration of women's issues into campus culture and discourse, and advocate for the removal of barriers that inhibit the full participation of women in the University community.

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