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
- End Rape on Campus: Annie Clark and Andrea Pino of The Hunting Ground
- 6:30 p.m. Monday, April 3, 2017
- Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center
- Annie E. Clark and Andrea Pino are civil rights activists, and co-founders of End Rape On Campus, where they give voice and counsel to survivors of campus sexual assault all around the country. After encountering an environment at their own university that deprived sexual assault survivors of their rights under Title IX, Clark and Pino, together with three other women, filed two federal complaints against The University of North Carolina. In the months after filing, they were contacted by hundreds of other survivors, also hoping to learn how to hold their schools accountable. Clark and Pino then began helping others learn their civil rights and consulted them in filing their own federal complaints. After directly working with New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, they helped write the Bi-Partisan Campus Safety and Accountability Act, and are frequently invited to assist in both Congressional and White House efforts. Their activism has been featured on the front page of The New York Times, CNN, ABC's Good Morning America, and MSNBC's The Melissa Harris-Perry Show. Funded, in part, by UPAC-Your Student Activity Fee at Work!