About the Center
The Women’s Center at Shippensburg University seeks to promote equity for women by addressing issues such as sex-role stereotyping, networking, self-defense, and rape. All women and men (students, faculty, staff) are welcome to use its services and resources. The Center operates under the Department of Student Affairs and is staffed by a director, a staff assistant, a graduate assistant, a work-study student and many student volunteers. The Center works cooperatively with the Women's Studies Minor.
Women have made much progress in expanding their horizons over the last 25 years. Both women and men continue to challenge sex-role stereotyping. You can participate in discussion groups, volunteer opportunities, films, lectures and workshops sponsored by the Women's Center which is located in Horton Hall. You can also have one to one conversations with the staff, get information about women's groups, and borrow books, videos, magazines, pamphlets and files for research and class projects.
The staff are helpful friendly people dedicated to providing service to students and others. You can request information from any staff member or ask to speak to a specific person.
The library (room 132) contains books, videos, magazines, newsletters, and pamphlets on women’s issues. Office files contain information ranging from career choices to pregnancy options to violence against women. Phone numbers, addresses, and services provided by local and national organizations are available.
The lounge (room 135) is available for study, relaxation and quiet conversation. It is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Often volunteers extend the hours Monday through Thursday until 6:30 p.m. The lounge can be reserved for group meetings. Priority is given to those working on women's issues. To reserve the lounge call 477-1790.
Speakers, workshops, conferences, discussion groups, and films are sponsored by the center to increase understanding of gender, race, and other important social issues.