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
- Monday, January 26, 2015
- 6:30 p.m., Heritage Hall, HUB
- To help clear-up the various misconceptions about healthy dating, intimacy, consent, sex, respect, sexual assault, and honoring survivors, Mike Domitrz (author of May I Kiss You? A Candid Look at Dating, Communication, Respect, Sexual Assault Awareness, editor of Voices of Courage Inspiration from Survivors of Sexual Assault and creator of the award-winning DVD HELP! My Teen is Dating! Real Solutions to Tough Conversations) teamed up with educators, professionals, counselors, parents, administrators, students, military professionals, and experts from around the world to found The DATE SAFE Project, Inc.. The DATE SAFE Project, Inc. provides positive how-to skills and helpful insights for addressing verbal consent (asking first), respecting of boundaries, sexual decision-making, bystander intervention, and supporting survivors (opening the door for family and friends).
- Additional Spring Events