Gender Equity Center
Penn State’s Gender Equity Center supports students who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment, and other campus climate issues. In addition, the office works to educate the campus community about Gender Equity issues and to provide workshops and resources for the prevention of sexual violence.
- Operations Information
Gender Equity Center is committed to providing support and programming to the University community. In our current climate, we are offering a variety of options to best serve your needs and safety.
We would like to empower you to determine what meeting or programming option is best for you and your needs. While we are offering in-person appointments and programming, we will continue to offer direct services, outreach, and engagement opportunities in a remote format via Zoom or Microsoft Teams as well. Options for meeting in-person include in our offices in 204 Boucke or somewhere else at University Park. These options include meeting in a conference room in Boucke, the HUB, your residence hall, or at an outdoor location. In the interest of making our meeting environment as safe as possible for everyone involved, we ask that everyone, regardless of vaccination status, wear a mask during our in-person meeting.
Advocacy and Support Services
Gender Equity Center staff provide education, advocacy, referrals, and crisis intervention/support counseling for victim survivors. All services are free and confidential.
Gender Equity and Prevention Work
It takes everyone to keep our community safe. The Gender Equity Center provides resources, programming, and involvement opportunities to educate the Penn State community on gender equity issues and sexual violence prevention.
Gender Equity's Mission and Vision
The mission of the Gender Equity Center is to
Support all students in their relationships, especially those who have been impacted by sexual violence, relationship violence, stalking, harassment and other campus climate issues through Advocacy, Crisis Intervention/Support and Empowerment
Educate the Penn State community by promoting awareness, building support for survivors and conducting educational programs and events on consent, violence prevention, bystander intervention and healthy relationships.
The vision of the Gender Equity Center is to create a campus culture where all students feel safe, supported, valued, and respected through access to a full range of services. We believe everyone deserves healthy relationships that are built on respect and consent, should have positive experiences, and learn life skills that enable them to be successful and achieve their goals at Penn State and in the world.