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
- Scott Fried
- Monday, February 8, 2016
- 6:30 p.m.
- Freeman Auditorium, HUB-Robeson Center
- Scott Fried is an award-winning international public speaker, HIV/AIDS educator and author. For more than two decades, he has lectured to more than 1 million teenagers and adultsaround the world. He has spoken at more than 1,000 colleges and universities,schools, camps, synagogues, churches, youth retreats, prisons, military bases, and gatherings of teachers, counselors, and parents. He has received the Collaborative Program of the Year Award at the University of Pittsburgh and the Outstanding Education Event Award at Florida Tech. Fried’s work is based on a core belief that one must understand the value of one’s own life and hold it sacred in order to refrain from dangerous behaviors that could lead to HIV infection and other crises. He speaks on a variety of topics, including sexual responsibility, abstinence, dating, transmission of HIV, alternative sexuality,eating disorders, body image, self-mutilation, suicide, alcohol & drug misuse, dealing with divorce, broken-heartedness, and intimacy. Regardless of the topic, Fried shares his own life story of contracting and dealing with HIV.
- Co-sponsored by Schreyer Honors College, Presidential Leadership Academy, and Hillel
- Funded in part by UPAC, Your Student Activity Fee At Work