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Women's Center

Women's Center

Who We Are

Fostering a campus climate that promotes equity and enriches the lives of all members of the University community

group of students in front of the Women's Center

Welcome to the Northwestern Women’s Center.

We are committed to gender equity and inclusion at Northwestern University. Our center serves as a space for support, community, advocacy, and affirmation for all those affected by gender oppression.

Our Strategic Plan Review Period is open for the month of May!



Gender Equity and Inclusion

We support all women, trans, non-binary and gender-expansive students, faculty, and staff

News and Events

What's happening at the Women's Center


Eva Jefferson Paterson addresses fellows students in 1970.

See Northwestern from a new perspective with the feminist campus tour

March 4, 2022
from Northwestern Now

A self-guided campus tour celebrates the achievements of women — and those who face gender oppression — all year round.

Northwestern’s Women’s Center began to develop its Feminist Campus Tour during the pandemic to allow community members to experience the University’s history as told by feminist voices.

Women’s Center Director Sarah Brown said the tour combines feminist history as well as stories of the present day, which are not often highlighted. 

“There are many people who have been influential women, nonbinary and trans folks on this campus, whose histories deserve to be celebrated,” Brown said.

Evanston Women's Center in snow

Professors and state representatives host teach-in on Roe v. Wade, outline potential consequences of leaked draft majority opinion

May 17, 2022
from The Daily Northwestern

Illinois Chief Equity Officer Sekile Nzinga and Northwestern professors hosted a teach-in on the implications of Samuel Alito’s leaked draft majority opinion striking down Roe v. Wade on Monday.



Strategic Plan Listening Session for staff and faculty

3:00 PM
We have a new Strategic Plan. We will be presenting our strategic plan and answering questions. We would love your input...

Women's Center Garden Party

1:00 PM Women's Center, 2000 Sheridan Rd.
Yay, it's spring! Come join us for our Garden Party.    **Please bring a mask