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
Brown Bag Discussion: Domestic Violence in Centre County
Monday, October 27, 2014
Noon to 1 p.m., 203 Boucke Building
Join staff of the Center for Women Students and the Centre County Women's Resource Center for a discussion and presentation on the realities of relationship violence in Centre County.
- Game Over - A film on gender, race, and violence in video games
- Tuesday, November 4, 2014
- 7 pm, Lyons Hall, meeting room
- Sponsors: Center for Spiritual and Ethical Development, South Halls Cultural Lounge, Multicultural Resource Center, and Center for Women Students
- Film screening and discussion following. Cookies and Apple Cider will be served.
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