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California Institute of Technology Women's Center - The Center works for the advancement of women in science and engineering. It operates as a central meeting place, information resource, program center, and support for the Caltech community. Programs emphasize issues such as career & family issues; career choices; scientific presentations; mentoring and networking, gender communication, women's health and family issues such as child care, dual career parenting. The Center works to support campus women's organizations. Finally, they promote & provide programs for young women considering careers in science and engineering.

California State University Dominguez Hills Women's Center The Center offers many services to the campus community. Students can find information on a variety of issues ranging from women's health to domestic violence. The center also provides counseling and referral services and sponsors workshops and guest speakers throughout the year. This site has an extensive collection of links.

Earlham College Women's Centerprovides a place for women to meet to discuss women's issues and concerns, hold classes and tutoring sessions, or just to hang out. Special quiet hours set aside daily. The Center publishes a magazine (We Speak) once a term.Every spring, the center sponsors a Women's Spring Festival, which brings guest speakers and women performers to campus.

Emory Women's Center strives to serve the Emory campus and citizens of Atlanta. They provide programming, resource materials and a strong informational network with a particular focus on the well-being of women in all aspects of their lives. Some of their programs include: Healthy Women 2000 Lunchtime Series, Women's Writers' Group, Women's Sexuality Discussion Group, and Choices (Emory's Undergraduate Feminist Forum). This is a well designed site with interesting links.

Eastern Michigan University Women's Center

Georgetown University Women's Center provides both prevention and consciousness-raising education as well as crisis intervention. They offer a library of books and other printed resources; provide a referral service for individuals who seek counseling, legal, and medical assistance and crisis intervention; and sponsor support and consciousness-raising groups, events, and speaker. The Center also publishes a monthly newsletter.

Grand Valley State University Women's Center

Idaho State University's Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center is a program of Student Affairs at Idaho State University. The Center is a place where students, prospective students, faculty, staff and their families can access services for crisis, educational resources and gender issues programming. The Center seeks to raise the awareness concerning gender issues and to promote this awareness in policies, services and programs throughout the University.The Janet C. Anderson Gender Resource Center is the home of the Project Hope Advocate Program and the 24-hour crisis and information line. The Center also provides volunteer opportunities for both ISU graduate and undergraduate students, as well as campus and community education and a resource library.

Indiana University Office for Women's Affairs is an advocacy office for all women -- faculty, staff, and student. The staff help to resolve grievances and complaints; provide support and referral services; present educational programs; offer short-term individual and group counseling; and provide information, support, and intervention to women faculty, staff, and students about such matters as salary, promotion & tenure decisions, career development strategies, workplace issues, or educational opportunity.

Lawrence University's GLBT & Women's Resource Room supplements the university library's collection with books, magazines, pamphlets, videos, course syllabi, ephemera, and historical documents. All are welcome to use the Resource Room whether for academic research or for personal edification.

Montana State University Women's Center promotes greater responsiveness to the needs of women. The center is open to all students, staff, faculty, and community members (male and female). The center is a place for students to stop by, relax, and explore their concerns, issues, and options through information and conversation. Campus and community members are encouraged to become involved in the center through work study, volunteer, and intership positions. The Geraldine Fenn Memorial Library is in the Women's Center and contains a large variety of reference materials. Weekly Sack Lunch Seminars feature local, state, and sometimes national speakers.

Murray State University Women's Center , opened in 1992, provides support, education to women facing new challenges, opportunities, and demands This includes short-term (1-8 sessions) counseling; a resource library for research and self help; support and skill-building groups; workshops and programs; roundtable discussions; campus safety programs; a peer advocates program and an annual conference celebrating Women's History Month.

North Carolina State University Women's Center provides advocacy, information and programming for and about women and gender equity. Time and space are provided for support or network groups to meet in a safe, supportive, and confidential atmosphere. Staff offer services such as informal consulting on advocacy issues, information, referrals, and confidential assistance with problems such as sexual harassment, sexual assault, and relationship issues. Programs reflect a wide range of viewpoints about women's concerns and gender equity.

Ohio State University Women's Place is a office under Academic Affairs that serves as a hub for women's issues on campus. We coordinate a website, which includes a calendar of events and a clearinghouse of resources for women on campus. We also provide support services for women's groups, such as advertisement and meeting space, and we also help develop and house web sites for those groups. We also work with The President's Council on Women's Issues doing policy work for the President and Provost's offices. We are currently developing two cohort> is a office under Academic Affairs that serves as a hub for women's issues on campus. We coordinate a website, which includes a calendar of events and a clearinghouse of resources for women on campus. We also provide support services for women's groups, such as advertisement and meeting space, and we also help develop and house web sites for those groups. We also work with The President's Council on Women's Issues doing policy work for the President and Provost's offices. We are currently developing two cohort> is a office under Academic Affairs that serves as a hub for women's issues on campus. We coordinate a website, which includes a calendar of events and a clearinghouse of resources for women on campus. We also provide support services for women's groups, such as advertisement and meeting space, and we also help develop and house web sites for those groups. We also work with The President's Council on Women's Issues doing policy work for the President and Provost's offices. We are currently developing two cohort> is a office under Academic Affairs that serves as a hub for women's issues on campus. We coordinate a website, which includes a calendar of events and a clearinghouse of resources for women on campus. We also provide support services for women's groups, such as advertisement and meeting space, and we also help develop and house web sites for those groups. We also work with The President's Council on Women's Issues doing policy work for the President and Provost's offices. We are currently developing two cohort projects focused on retention of women faculty and students.

Plymouth State CollegeWomen's Services And Gender Resource Center is a source of education, resources and services for students, faculty and staff. The Center raises awareness of and combats gender and power inequities, as well as offers programs and leadership opportunities to empower women. They provide a full range of services to victims/survivors of sexual assault, harassment, and relationship violence. They house an extensive video, magazine, and book lending library. Groups for lesbians and bisexuals, a parenting network as well as women's empowerment groups are offered based on interest. Workshops are offered on topics such as assertiveness, body image, gender communication , self defense, and understanding sexual harassment.

Rutgers University Center for American Women and Politics (CAWP) is a research, education and public service center. They promote greater understanding and knowledge about women's relationship to politics and government and enhance women's influence and leadership in public life. Major programs include: Information Services (current information and analysis on the developing women's political movement); quadrennial national Forum for Women State Legislators; Young Women's Leadership Initiative (designed to prepare young women for public leadership); .and research focusing on women in public office.

Spelman College's Women's Reseach and Resource Center

Stanford University Women's Center. Not much here so far except their location; contact information for groups affiliated with the Center, special interest groups, and publications; and lists of women's sites on the Web.

Wright State University Women's Center serves women on campus and in the surrounding areas through facilitating connections, providing resources, and advocating for equitable experiences and opportunities for all people. The center actively seeks to create an environment in which women are supported, encouraged, and less isolated than what has been documented historically.

University of Colorado Women's Resource Center This is a very nicely designed site. This site describes their volunteer program, an indexed and searchable list of the 700 books in their Library, the feminist scholars program, and details the programs and services offered at the center. They even sell WRC Sports Bras! The Center offers special attention to women who have been sexually harassed. The web site also provides a calendar of events.

University of Connecticut Women's Center Their mission is to advocate, educate, and provide support services for the achievement of women's equity. Special attention is focused on women who face additional challenges (e.g., race, class, sexual identity, etc.). The staff serves as advocates for people facing issues of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, and sexual or relationship violence. The Center provides information, referral and/or direct support on issues pertinent to women. Staff are available to provide training and workshops on a variety of issues and sponsor speakers, events, conferences, films and concerts.

University of Illinois at Chicago's Office of Women's Affairs . Yes, we know we are referencing ourselves but this page is linked to a Student Affairs resource site and wanted to make sure visitors from that site saw our name on this list. Our Office provides a variety of services and programs. Please explore the rest of our site to learn more. We have a library, short-term counseling, advocacy services, an annual women's leadership symposium, an annual women's history month series, and more.

University of Iowa Women's Resource Action Center offers a newsletter, library, and referral service. They also provide support and discussion groups, educational programs, conferences, and advocacy support on issues of sexual and racial harrassment.

University of Maine

University of Michigan's Center for the Education of Women is devoted to service, research, and advocacy. CEW has a long history as a model of the comprehensive, university-based women's center. CEW sponsors a year-round calendar of programs and events, and a full range of services, including counseling, internships, scholarships, and library services. The Center also sponsors research focusing primarily on the roles of education and work in the lives of women, and has a number of publications available.

University of Mississippi Sarah Isom Center for Women's Studies has a three-fold mission: curriculum development, programming, and research on women/ women's issues. Courses are offered through the Center and in coordination with other departments. Regular programs include a brown bag series and Women's Awareness Week co-sponsored with the local hospital. Research focuses primarily on Southern women.

University of Missouri Women's Center has been in existence since 1975 and continues to provide relevant and unique programming to the campus and community.

University of Notre Dame Women's Resource Center maintains a library, coordinates efforts of various groups oriented to women's issues, sponsors events on campus that relate to women, promotes research on gender issues, and provides space for women and concerned others to find support and understanding.

University of Oregon's ASUO Women's Center promotes personal and societal change via a multicultural program. Staff refer to offices/agencies for counseling, legal assistance, child care, and crisis intervention. Annual events include Women's Health Symposium, Women of Color Conference, Women's History Month, Take Back the Nigh,t and Women's Safety Week. They also operate a lending library. Seven student coordinators earn monthly stipends and students may earn credit by serving as peer advisors and discussion group leaders.

University of Pennslyvania Women's Center site is a simple page outlining their mission: to make the University of Pennsylvania responsive to women's concerns in any and at all levels.The Center, unlike most University offices, provides services for a broad base of constituents including students, faculty, staff and community women. The Center has an explicit advocacy function as it relates to issues affectingwomen, racial minorities. For now, the site offers only a history of the Center and nothing else besides their mission.

University of Rochester Susan B. Anthony University Center supports the University's commitment to the equality of women and men. It exists as a hub of education, resources and services- for the entire University, as well as for residents of the Greater Rochester metro area. this site is under construction and does not yet have much more information on the Center available.

University of Virginia Women's Center sponsors a wide range lecture series, seminars, and workshops focusing on women's issues both practical and academic; provides free counseling services for both women and men; andthe Sexual Assault Education Office. They also publish their own literary magazine and a newsletter plus they offer a library. This is a well-designed site.

We're sure there are others. If you can identify a center/office on the web that we should add to this list, please email us as vdeshp2@uic.edu. Thanks.

University of Vermont Women's Center

University of Wisconsin Platteville , Patricia A. Doyle Women's Center

 

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