Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About The Women's Center:


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  1. What is the Women's Center?
  2. What goes on there?
  3. What is the difference between the Women's Center and the Women's Studies Program?
  4. But isn't the women's center just for feminists?
  5. Do men go to the Women's Center?
  6. If I have a problem, is there anyone there that I can talk to?
  7. Can the Women's Center be used by students for studying or social gatherings?
  8. How can I find out what is happening at the Women's Center?
  9. How do I get involved with the Women's Center?

What is the Women's Center?

The Center, located in Mather Hall, contains a study/lounge/library area and an office. All are welcome to use the Center for discussion, study, research, informal counseling, and interaction. The living room of the Center can also be reserved for meetings or funcitons.

 

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What goes on there?

Currently, a wide variety of programs are held at the Center, including lunchtime talks by faculty members, films, a student-run multiciltural discussion group and meetings of student groups such as:

 

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What is the difference between the Women's Center and the Women's Studies Program?

The Women's Center is an administrative office which provides information, resources and training on gender issues for the campus community. The Women's Studies Program is an academic program which sponsors, for credit, courses relating to women's issues and offers a major and minor in Women's Studies.

 

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But isn't the Women's Center just for feminists?

The Center welcomes the participation of all individuals, regardless of their beliefs about gender issues. Our goal is to provide programs where the debate of controversial topics is encouraged.

 

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Do men go to the Women's Center?

Absolutely! Male students, administrators and faculty members regularly come to the Center and participate in our programs. Gender equity is an issue that concerns all of us.

 

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If I have a problem, is there anyone there that I can talk to?

The Director is available to talk with students on a one to one basis.

 

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Can the Women's Center be used by students for studying or social gatherings?

Yes! The Women's Center is reserved regularly by students for organizational meetings, support groups, study sessions, and social gatherings.   The lounge/library is quiet and comfortable, with great magazines, videos and a library!

 

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How can I find out what is happening at the Women's Center?

The campus receives an e-mail message every Monday titled "This Week at the Women's Center" listing upcoming events. You can also watch for fliers on campus bulletin boards or check our schedule and calendar page. For more information on groups that meet at the Center, call us at 297-2408.

 

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How do I get involved with the Women's Center?

Just talk to the Director! Students are always welcome to join ongoing groups, or volunteer to help with the library, The Women's Center Newsletter, or The Feminist Scholarship Review. Paid positions are also available for students. Stop by the Center to apply.

 

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Revised: September 06, 2002.