Women's Center Programs

The Women's Center offers many programs and services. All of our events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

EMPOWER - EMPOWER is a women's leadership group, specifically designed to empower underrepresented racial groups. EMPOWER focuses on leading women to emerge and realize their individual potential through self-exploration of cultural awareness, scholarship, leadership, and mentorship. 

Women on Wednesday - Women on Wednesday is a weekly discussion group open to all members of the University community. This discussion group meets at 12:30pm each Wednesday in the Women’s Center. Discussion topics have included: financial planning, politics, personal safety, cultural analysis, personal power, healthy relationships, etc. Sessions can vary in format and have included: discussion, roundtable, lecture, or workshop. We welcome folks to bring their lunch (we have a microwave for reheating food as well!) with them to Women on Wednesday. 

Sexual Health Symposium - The Sexual Health Symposium was started on campus in 2010 in response to a growing need for sex education. The Symposium covers a wide range of sexual health topics including: breast health, ovarian cancer, STI prevention, pregnancy prevention, safe sex practices, testicular cancer, vaginal and vulval health, communication about sex, etc. Past speakers include the Feminist Women’s Health Center in Atlanta and Dr. Debby Herbenick, author and Co-Director of the Center for Sexual Health promotion at Indiana University. The Symposium also gives students on campus an opportunity to present research on sexual health issues. 

The Vagina Monologues - The Vagina Monologues continues to be performed on GC's campus by faculty, staff and students. The Vagina Monologues honors female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. Hailed by The New York Times as "funny" and "poignant" and by the Daily News as "intelligent" and "courageous," The Vagina Monologues, which was first performed off-Broadway by Eve Ensler, dives into the humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women's experiences. Take other text from the V-Day site! Auditions typically occur in mid November and the performance occurs in mid February around Valentine’s Day. There are numerous ways to be involved!  

Clothesline Project - Clothesline Project is the Signature Program offered by the Women’s Center. The Clothesline Project is held during October, which is Domestic Violence Awareness month. The Clothesline Project is a visual display of shirts with graphic messages and illustrations that have been designed by women survivors of violence, or by their friends or families. The Clothesline may also contain shirts made to honor women who have died as a result of violence. The purpose of this project is to raise awareness of the impact of violence, to celebrate a woman's strength to survive, and to provide another avenue for her to courageously break the silence. We invite all members of the University Community to make shirts. During CP shirts and art materials are provided during open t-shirt making sessions. Made or unmade shirts can be donated at any point during the year. Include color code as well as pics. 

Take Back the Night - Is an annual march and rally against sexual violence. Typically, Take Back the Night is held in early April during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Take Back the Night events have been held in the United States since 1975, at Georgia College Take Back the Night has been an annual event since 2006. 

Support Groups
Each year we offer support/discussion groups. For more information or to share a group idea contact womenscenter@gcsu.edu

Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month. During this month we raise awareness about women and celebrate their accomplishments both current and in the past.

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