Women's Center : St. Cloud State University
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St Cloud State University | Women's Center

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Does St. Cloud State Need a Women's Center?

Since the early 1970's, universities throughout the U.S. have opened centers to respond to inequities experienced by women both in and outside the classroom. A large body of research has clearly documented sex discrimination in educational institutions. widespread violence against women, particularly acquaintance rape, is another reason women's centers exist on university campuses.

What does the Women's Center Provide?

The Women's Center provides information on important community services and issues such as sexual assault, domestic violence, child care, counseling and sexual harassment.
The center's staff provides support and makes referrals for women seeking assistance with personal and professional decisions. Re-entry and non-traditional women are encouraged to use the center's services.

How Is the Women's Center Connected With Other Centers and Programs on Campus?

The Women's Center serves as a campus focal point on women's issues and concerns, supporting an active feminist community. It is supported by the Women's Studies Committee, the Women's Equality Group, Students for Choice, Campus Advocates Against Sexual Assault and GLBT Services.

How Can I Become Involved?

  • Participate in Women's Center programs.
  • Become a volunteer.
  • Inform the center's staff of your needs and interests.
  • Contribute books, art, or make a financial contribution.
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