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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

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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 all those affected by gender oppression.

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.

More on Resources

Gender Equity and Inclusion

We support female, gender queer, non binary, and trans students, faculty, and staff.

News and Events

What's happening at the Women's Center.

News

Mutual Aid Image

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."

Je-Shawna Wholley

Je-Shawna Wholley Named Feminist in Residence

September 9, 2021
from Northwestern Now

"The intention is also to create something together. At the end of our experience the cohort will have created something to showcase what came from our process of remembering who we are, speaking to our elders, and really thinking about the future with this depth and wealth of ancestral knowledge, when it comes to justice and to healing in our community."

Events

Sep
28
2021

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...
Sep
30
2021

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...
Oct
7
2021

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 ...