Women's Center

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Organizations

  • Gender violence awareness committee/It's On Us is a student group/organization that raises awareness and takes action to promote affirmative sexual consent, non-abusive relationships, and confront rape culture on campus and in the community. If you’d like to get involved, please email rebecca.kotz@stcloudstate.edu.
  • Students for Choice is a student organization that opposes ANY attempt to limit a person’s right to choose and access to all reproductive health options. They organize to educate about, promote, and address reproductive health topics. If you’d like to get involved, please email womenscenter@stcloudstate.edu or call the Women’s Center at (320) 308-4958 and leave a message for Students for Choice.
  • PERIOD chapter is a newly-founded student organization at St. Cloud State University that tackles issues related to period poverty and stigma through service, education, and advocacy, as outlined by the national organization, PERIOD. If you’d like to get involved, please email womenscenter@stcloudstate.edu or call the Women’s Center at (320) 308-4958 and leave a message for PERIOD.

Attend Events

Submit your story

Dear Pat is a catalogue of stories, rants, and experiences of everyday sexism, misogyny, and patriarchal violence. You're invited to submit your story virtually or in-person at the Women's Center. 

Employment/Internships

Each year, the Women’s center employs a graduate assistant and paid programming and outreach assistants. We also host graduate and undergraduate interns whose interests match our work. Handshake is the primary platform for applications. Positions are posted each hiring cycle, typically in April and/or August. Additionally, Women’s Center position descriptions are available for your review at any time. Please contact Kate Bennett, Women’s Center Office Manager, at (320) 308-4958 for questions or inquiries.

Become a trained sexual assault/gender violence advocate

Are you interested in working with victims/survivors of gender violence? SCSU and the Central MN Sexual Assault Center (CMSAC) offer the training required by the state of MN to become a sexual assault advocate.At SCSU, this class is a 3-credit class: HURL 406. The training can also be taken online through CMSAC for free if students agree to volunteer afterwards. Check the CMSAC website for more details.

Women’s Center staff and interns are required to complete this training if they would like to work with victims/survivors or wish to apply for a gender violence program-related internship.

Peer Education Program and Training

Peer educators are trained students who facilitate conversations and present to student groups and classrooms about bystander intervention. Trained gender violence advocates also deliver presentations on sexual consent.

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Make a Donation

  • To contribute financially to the Women’s Center, please visit the St. Cloud State University Foundation. Please be sure to note that you wish for the Women's Center to be the recipient of your donation in the remarks section for electronic donations or in the memo of check donations.
  • The Women’s Center is happy to accept donations of new, unused, unexpired, and unopened menstrual and safer sex supplies, including tampons, liners, pads, menstural cups, internal and external condoms, dams, individual packets of lubricant, and pregnancy tests.
  • Gift card donations to local stores, such as Target, can assist students seeking supplies not offered by the Women’s Center or be used at promotional events to invite engagement with the Women’s Center.
  • For more information about donation opportunities, contact our Director, Jane Olsen, at jolsen@stcloudstate.edu or (320) 308-5216.