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How to Get Involved

As a Student or Student Group

Individual students and student organizations are invited to collaborate with the Women’s Center to plan and produce gender-related programs and events. If you have an idea, we can help you figure out the logistics, identify sources of funding and develop an action and publicity plan.

The Women's Center also offers meeting space, support and advisement to various gender-related groups on campus. For example, the student activist group SpeakOut meets weekly in our space, and we are frequent cosponsors of events initiated by Women in Science Colloquium (WISC), Equal Writes, SHARE Office, MAVRIC, GSS, LBGT Center and, USG, to name a few.

As a Postdoc or Faculty Member

Faculty members and postdoctoral visitors who would like to become involved may volunteer to share their gender-related intellectual work in informal luncheon discussions. Faculty who do not research gender-related themes can participate in various networking and mentorship opportunities. Undergraduate and graduate women are eager to hear the "life experience" of women academics in male-dominated fields such as philosophy, engineering, math, and the physical sciences. And to learn how academic women negotiate the pros, cons and realities of having a family life and/or a personal life. Let us know if you're interested in connecting with students in any of these important ways.