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Our staff is working remotely in response to the COVID-19 crisis, but we're still available to support students, faculty, and staff. Give us a call during our new drop-in call hours!

Call 847-491-2734: Tuesday 10 a.m. to noon, Wednesday 2 to 4 p.m., Thursday 10 a.m. to noon
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Fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the lives of all members of the University community

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Welcome to the Northwestern Women’s Center.

We are committed to gender equality and inclusion at Northwestern University. Our center serves as a space for support, community, advocacy, and affirmation for women and other people who may be navigating marginalization on campus and in society.

The Women’s Center’s Covid-19 Response and Resources

In times like this, the Women's Center keeps our mission to advance gender equity and to support women, trans, and non-binary people at Northwestern at heart, even as we adjust and reimagine the work ahead. We are here but we also understand that the COVID-19 pandemic will likely magnify and exacerbate structural inequities and will affect marginalized communities differently. In response to the social, economic, and medical global crisis due to COVID-19, we have compiled a comprehensive list of resources to support those in need, even while many are away from campus.

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News and Events

What's happening at the Women's Center.


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Women’s Center focuses on mutual aid education in Women’s History Symposium

April 15, 2021
from The Daily Northwestern

"Brown said the idea of mutual aid is 'inherently feminist,' and the idea that someone is not doing well because they are undeserving is patriarchal, and denies the existence of systemic racism and of gender oppression."

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GSS Seeks Visiting Assistant Professor in Black Feminisms

June 17, 2021
from GSS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, The Program in Gender & Sexuality Studies invites applications for a one-year visiting appointment beginning September 1, 2021 at the rank of Visiting Assistant Professor for a specialist in Black feminisms. We are particularly interested in a scholar whose work &/or teaching in this area also intersects with sexuality studies. The successful candidate will teach 6 courses, 2 courses each in fall, winter and spring quarters, including an upper-division seminar on “Black Feminist Theory.” The remaining courses include seminar courses in their areas of expertise. PhD required, with work in women’s, gender &/or sexuality studies or related fields.



Feminist First Year

4:00 PM Women's Center, 2000 Sheridan Rd.
Feminist First Year is an opportunity for students *new to campus to learn about feminist student organiuzations, meet s...

Feminist First Year

7:00 PM Women's Center, 2000 Sheridan Rd.
Feminist First Year is an opportunity for students *new to campus to learn about feminist student organiuzations, meet s...

Women's Center Open House, Chicago

10:00 AM Abbott Hall, 710 N. Lake Shore Drive
Our fabulous, purple fanny packs are stuffed with goodies and waiting for you at the Chicago Women's Center.   We won't ...