UWO Women’s Center
Campus Center for Equity & Diversity
717 W. Irving Ave.
Oshkosh, WI 54901
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does the Women’s Center exist?
We provide programming that supports women professionally, personally and academically. The work we do is not only about empowering women, but also about working with all genders to challenge inequality. Our programs address issues related to workplace inequality, gender violence, stereotyping, body image, eating disorders, media literacy, intercultural knowledge, women’s history and more.
Who can come to the Women’s Center?
Anyone who wishes to respectfully engage in discussions on gender equality is welcome at the Women’s Center. Check out our male ally resource page to learn about about male feminism and your role participating in Women’s Center programming.
I’m interested in helping out at the Women’s Center. How can I do so?
How can the Women’s Center help my organization?
We can provide training programs to help members of your organization succeed. We have professional development opportunities, including Start Smart Salary Negotiation. We have also provided training for groups on consent, body image, eating disorders, and women in sport. If you have any questions or requests, please contact us.
Can community members attend Women’s Center events?
Yes. Unless otherwise specified, all Women’s Center events are open to the campus and community. Community members should also feel free to stop in at the Women’s Center during our normal hours.
Do you have to identify as a woman to attend Women’s Center events or visit the Center?
Not at all. We encourage and welcome people of all genders to participate in Women’s Center events and visit the Center.
Am I intruding on women’s space by hanging out in the Center?
We want to build community at the Women’s Center, so all respectful participation is welcome. Be open to learning new things and hearing women’s experiences. Sometimes we assume that women’s and men’s experiences are monolithic (meaning that all women have the same shared experience, and all men have the same shared experience). However, this isn’t a reality. It’s important to always be open and learn how to be more inclusive.