Penn State's Center for Women Students (CWS) is committed to a campus culture that makes all students feel supported and gives students access to a full range of services, fosters cooperation and respect, and creates positive experiences that help students be successful both at Penn State and in the world.
The Center supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other campus climate issues. We assist students through education, advocacy, referrals, and crisis intervention/support counseling.
The genesis of the Center for Women Students, which provides a central focus for meeting the needs of all students, began with a recommendation from the Commission for Women in 1983. With President Bryce Jordan's support, as well as others, they identified important University-wide needs for the Center. The center, founded in 1985, works to build a supportive environment for students in the University's classrooms, other campus locations, research centers, and in the community.
- Penn State Libraries Resources on Child Abuse and Neglect
- Pennsylvania Crime Victim Rights: Your Rights as a Crime Victim
- Title IX Information
- Penn State's Policy on Discrimination, Harassment, Sexual Harassment, and Related Inappropriate Conduct
Penn State Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Hotline
- Misconduct of any kind can be reported to 1-800-560-1637 or at www.hotline.psu.edu.
- Available 24 hours at all campuses
Request an Educational Program
- Educational programming can be requested for classes, student organizations, teams, and more!
- Common program topics include sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, body image, or can be tailored for specific needs.
- Fill out program request form: https://pennstate.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2lgWjz3cSt6Ia1L
- Rose Lugiu Luwei: Feminist Awakening in China
- 12:30 p.m. Monday, March 13, 2017
- 129C HUB, HUB-Robeson Center
- In China, feminism is a sensitive topic. It is growing yet facing backlash. The young feminist activists are working hard to increase the domestic awareness on various issues from domestic violence to sexual harassment while the government is watching them closely. Rose Luqiu Luwei had been a television journalist in Hong Kong for 20 years. She covered almost all of the major international news events ranging from the wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and Gaza to the tsunami in Indonesia and the earthquake in Japan and China. She also reported on Chinese political news and interviewed several Chinese leaders. She was a television producer, commentator, and presenter. In addition,her book writing and online activities have also made her recognizable in China, especially among Internet users. Since 2002, she has released six books on her reporting trips around the world and one autobiography. She also wrote weekly columns for dozens of leading Chinese media outlets. She is not only one of the first to blog in China, but one among other renowned writers attracting millions of followers and readers on the Internet. In 2006, Rose became a Nieman fellow at Harvard University, where she launched a website in 2007 to promote citizen journalism in China. It was so influential among Chinese netizens that the Chinese government shut it down in May 2014 due to a series of “unacceptable” topics under discussion there. She was also one of the founders of 1510 Foundation in Hong Kong, which promotes civic education among the young people from Mainland China, Taiwan, and Hong Kong through organizing seminars and summer camps . The foundation was later closed under political pressure. In addition, she had taught a graduate course at Hong Kong Baptist University for seven years, where she obtained her master's degree in mass communication. She was born and raised in Shanghai and earned her bachelor's degree in philosophy from Fudan University.