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Programs and Events

The Women’s Center offers a variety of programs exploring important issues such as women’s health, financial independence, sexuality, and violence against women. Each year, we look forward to hosting these annual programs:

Residential Life Community Assistants Fall Pizza Lunch

The Women’s Center uses this lunch event to inform the Community Assistants about the Women’s Center’s services for students. In this informal setting, student leaders learn how they can provide referrals and educational information to their residents about the Women’s Center.

Welcome Reception for New Women Faculty

The Provost’s Office and the Women’s Center sponsor this annual reception for the Organization of Women Faculty to welcome new women faculty. This event offers new women faculty the opportunity to network with veteran faculty members and administrators.

International Women’s Day

Co-sponsored with the YWCA of Evanston/Northshore and The Woman's Club of Evanston, this annual event and reception celebrates the world’s women on the international holiday. 

Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Each year, the Women’s Center, the Office of Human Resources, and our valued volunteers organize and host this one-day event for the children of Northwestern University students, faculty, and staff. Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day provides young girls and boys with extensive opportunities to learn about the careers available to them and learn about men and women excelling across all occupations. 

Take Back the Night

Organized by College Feminists, the Women’s Center sponsors this annual march to raise awareness and help end sexual violence.

Surviving and Thriving for Graduate Students and Junior Faculty Women

Each year, the Women’s Center invites three female full professors to speak to junior faculty and graduate students to offer tips on how to launch an academic career and survive faculty life.

New Moms Group

Once a month, this group of new moms gather at the Women's Center on the Chicago and Evanston campuses to discuss the thrills and challenges of being a new mom.  The group meets in Evanston on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, and in Chicago on the 3rd Monday of each month.  

Upcoming Events


Reading Week Study Break

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Evanston

Stop by and enjoy a snack while you connect with other students and Women's Center staff and expand your community at Northwestern. 

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