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.
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    Women's Center Staff

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

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    The Vagina Monologues

    The Vagina Monologues is an award-winning play written by play write, Eve Ensler. 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. This year we will have a new Black Box Showing Saturday at 8:00. There is a limited number of tickets (100 people) for this special showing. More information about dates, times and tickets TBA.

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    Calendar of Events for the Spring Semester

    The Spring semester will be filled with some returning events like The Vagina Monologues and some new things that will be happening. The calendar of events will be updated as we solidify events.

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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.

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    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.