Women's Center

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DR. ANGELA CLARK-TAYLOR JOINS BGSU AS NEW DIRECTOR OF THE WOMEN’S CENTER

Dr. Angela Clark-Taylor has arrived as the new director of the Women’s Center. An experienced higher education administrator, organizer and community leader, she is deeply committed to gender equity, empowering women and creating a community free from violence and oppression, said Dr. Thomas Gibson, vice president for student affairs and vice provost.

Clark-Taylor comes to BGSU from the University of Redlands in California, where she served as a visiting assistant professor in the counseling and higher education programs since 2015. During her time at Redlands, she helped to expand both its teaching and research in women’s, gender and sexuality studies. Last May she was named the inaugural Rochford Leadership Initiative Faculty Fellow to encourage and support first-generation, low-income students of color to attend and succeed in college.

She earned a Ph.D. in higher education from the University of Rochester in 2016, and a graduate certificate in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies in 2014. She received a Master of Science in higher education from Rochester in 2012, and a Master of Arts in women’s studies in 2008 from The College at Brockport. She received her bachelor’s degree in American studies and media communications in 2005 from SUNY Old Westbury.  

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.

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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.

Important Information

Interested in learning about BGSU's Title IX, anti-discrimination or sexual harassment policies? Get more information.

Would you like to promote a culture of respect and social justice exemplified by a willingness to stand up against injustice, discrimination, and violence?  Check out BGSU's Community of Care Coalition.   

Recent Happenings

The Women's Center has gone green.  Read about the Women's Center Green Office Certificate and the Office of Campus Sustainability here.