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Women*s Center

Image: CWS Logo with a drawing of a fist rising under the half circle of words Coalition for Women Students and next to it in large letters are CWS.

The Coalition for Women Students (CWS) was formed in 1912 as the Association for Women Students (AWS). The term “coalition” was adopted in the fall of 1993 to express a common vision for the student groups involved.

The Coalition for Women Students appreciates the support of the student body. Many of our organizations, programs, events, and retreats are due largely to the support of the Services and Activities Fees (S&A Fees).  Thank you!

CWS funds Cougar Safe Rides, which offers all community members a safe ride home at night during the school year. 

For more information contact the CWS Chair by email at

If you are an active member and are seeking funding for your organization, please fill out the following request in a timely manner for approval: CWS Funding Request Form.

Currently, CWS is comprised of ten organizations and is open to adding more voices to the table.