Shippensburg University Women's Center

Women's Center Mission Statement

Equality - Empowerment - Ending Violence

The Women's Center at Shippensburg University advances the equality and empowerment of woman-identified students, faculty and staff.  In line with the Shippensburg University Mission Statement, the Women's Center assists students in their personal, social and ethical development through educational programs, specialized resources, celebration of achievements by and for women, and the pursuit of social justice.

Using empowerment theory to guide our actions, the staff and volunteers of the Women's Center advocate for victims of sexual misconduct, intimate partner abuse, and other violent crimes.  We are dedicated to fostering a safe educational environment that is both respectful and inclusive to all members of our campus community.  All women and men are welcomed and encouraged to use the Women's Center services and resources.

Guided by empathy, integrity, open-mindedness and a strong commitment to collaboration, the Women's Center works towards equality, empowerment and ending violence for all members of the Shippensburg University community.

Location and Hours

The Women's Center is located on the first floor of Horton Hall. From the front entrance go straight through the lobby and all the way back to rooms 132 and 133.

Women's Center Hours
Monday - Friday

  • 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Women's Center Lounge Hours
Monday - Thursday

  • 8:00 a.m to 6:30 p.m with volunteer cooperation.
  • Women's Center Staff

    The Women's Center staff warmly welcomes you to come visit.  We are here to help and educate.

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    Calendar of Events for Fall 2018

    Join us Monday, October 8th at 7:00 pm in the CUB MPR. Suggested Donation:$5 Purchase a Feel Your Boobies T-shirt for $20.00. Mini Breast Cancer Awareness Fair begins at 6:30 pm. Fundraising proceeds benefit Feel Your Boobies, A non-profit breast cancer organization that promotes proactive breast health. See what else we have coming up this fall.

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    Educational Workshops

    The Women’s Center provides engaging and educational workshops for residence hall floors, student organizations, classes, training and other programs or events. These workshops reflect our mission to advance equality and end sexual assault and intimate partner abuse on campus. All of our workshop are interactive and discuss the resources available on and off campus.

  • The Vagina Monologues

    The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play written by play write, Eve Ensler. The Vagina Monologues gave birth to V-Day, a global activist movement to end violence against all women and girls (cisgender, transgender, and gender non-conforming). This is the 15th year that Shippensburg University's Women's Center has performed the play. It is a play bringing widespread attention to issues of harassment, rape, battery, incest, and sex slavery. (Auditions Coming Soon - November)

  • Resources

    You will find resources on and off campus to help you with sexual assault, domestic violence and intimate partner abuse. All of the educational workshops that the Women's Center present discuss the resources available on and off campus as well.