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
- Put Yourself in Her Shoes©
- Thursday, April 9, 2015
Walk A Mile In Her ShoesŪ, The International Men’s March to Stop Rape, Sexual Assault & Gender Violence, is sponsored by Men Against Violence (peer education group through Center for Women Students) and the Interfraternity Council. This annual event is meant to spread awareness about violence against women and give men the opportunity to experience what women go through in heels, even if only for a mile. All men participating in the march are required to attend a short educational session prior to the walk in Freeman Auditorium, HUB. For more information and to register go to: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1bDIbqlwra8CNc3C17j7YhPO1Vdn5NyMNSL7A7O4oAnI/viewform?usp=send_form