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.
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A Call to Men Co-Founder, Social Justice Educator Tony Porter
- Monday, August 24, 2015
- 6 p.m.
- Schwab Auditorium
Tony Porter is an educator, activist, and lecturer who has been working in the social justice arena for more than 20 years and is internationally recognized for his effort to end men's violence against women and to promote healthy and respectful manhood. The event, which is free and open to the public, kicks off Porter’s four-day visit to Penn State, where he will host numerous sessions for Penn State fraternities and sororities. Porter’s visit is co-sponsored by the Office of Fraternity and Sorority Life.
Porter is the co-founder and co-director of A Call to Men: The Next Generation of Manhood. He is the author of Well Meaning Men... Breaking Out of the Man Box: Ending Violence Against Women and visionary for the book NFL Dads: Dedicated to Daughters.
He is a consultant and trainer with the National Football League, having also worked with the National Basketball Association. He is working with numerous colleges and universities throughout the country and has also worked with the United States Military Academy at West Point and the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. He also provides training and technical assistance to grassroots community-based organizations to include local, state, and national domestic and sexual violence initiatives and programs.