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Women*s Center

Women*s Center events bring people together to inspire, encourage, and empower them to create change in their lives and communities.  Our programming ranges from simple crafting events to week-long events with visiting speakers.  We also collaborate with campus and community partners to create educational programs during awareness months, International Women's Week, and Women's History Month.

  • Honoring Indigenous Womxn

    Indigenous communities are identified as those that have a historical and cultural claim to territories which pre-date the arrival of Europeans. This event is held on the traditional lands of the Palouse and Nez Perce People, and we pay our respect to elders both past and present. We honor phenomenal womxn that have had to navigate holding on to their native culture and yet step into a much-colonized space.  

  • Week Without Violence

    Week Without Violence, started by YWCA, is part of a global movement to end violence against women and girls. Gender-based violence recognizes a spectrum of violence, including, but not limited to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, trafficking, and harassment. Week Without Violence programming includes the Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night. 
    The Clothesline Project displays shirts that are decorated with the testimonies of women affected by violence. Many of the shirts within WSU's collection are over 30 years old. If you are interested in sharing your experience by decorating a shirt and having it added to the display, please contact the Women*s Center. 
    Every year we march.
    Women are told to fear walking alone at night. In reality, violence happens not only in the dark and when we're alone, but in our homes and relationships. Take Back the Night, our march against sexual and domestic violence, is the closing event of WSU's Week Without Violence. People of all genders are encouraged to join us as our community gathers together in our refusal to fear the dark.


  • S.L.U.T. S.T.R.U.T.

    All sorts of legs strutting towards the right. S.L.U.T. S.T.R.U.T. is Sexual Learning Ultimately Tailored for Students, Teachers, Residents, Uniting Today

    Sexual Learning Ultimately Tailored for Students, Teachers, Residents, Uniting Today

    (S.L.U.T. S.T.R.U.T.)

    **Workshops include 
    • Naughty or Nice - Boundary Discussion
    • Can I come over? - Talking Consent
    • Can I come in? - Barrier Method
    *If you need accommodations to attend please contact Tomyia Wallace at
    **This event has sexually suggestive content.  You must be 18 years of age or older.

  • International Women*s Day

    International Women*s Day

    March 8th, 2020

    What is International Women*s Day?

    International Women's Day (IWD) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating gender parity. No one government, NGO, charity, corporation, academic institution, women's network or media hub is solely responsible for International Women's Day. Many organizations declare an annual IWD theme that supports their specific agenda or cause, and some of these are adopted more widely with relevance than others.

    IWD  is a collective day of global celebration and a call for gender parity. IT is all about unity, celebration, reflection, advocacy and action - whatever that looks like globally at a local level. But one thing is for sure, IWW has been occurring for well over a century - and continue's to grow from strength to strength. 

    2020 Theme: #EachforEqual

    An equal world is an enabled world. Individually, we're all responsible for our own thoughts and actions - all day, every day. We can actively choose to challenge stereotypes, fight bias, broaden perceptions, improve situations and celebrate women's achievements. Collectively, each one of us can help create a gender equal world.

    Equality is not a women's issue, it's a business issue. Gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.  A gender equal world can be healthier, wealthier and more harmonious - so what's not great about that? The race is on for the gender equal boardroom, a gender equal government, gender equal media coverage, gender equal workplaces, gender equal sports coverage, more gender equality in health and wealth

    IWD Celebration at WSU 

    March 2 - March 6, 2020

    Join us for a week of events celebrating women and this year's theme: #EachforEqual

    Opening Exhibit in the SEB Gallery - "We Dream With A Feminist Future" 

    March 2 - 31, 2020 

     Sponsored by International Women's Week Committee and Student Entertainment Board 

    Library Exhibit: "Strong Female Leads in Literature and Film"

    March 2-31, 2020| Regular Library Hours

    Terrell Library Atrium

    Sponsored by Terrell Library

    International Women*s Day Tabling 

    March 2 | 11-2 pm  
    CUB first floor
    Sponsor: IP - International Center

    Stop by our table to include a special tribute to a woman in your life in our art piece!

    International Women*s Day Tabling 

    March 3 | 11-2 pm  
    CUB first floor
    Sponsor: Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse

    Film Screening: Kim Ji-Young: Born 1982

    March 3, 2020 | 6-8 pm
    International Center CUB L46
    Sponsored by:

    Sponsors: Hyowon Lee, Ph. D. |Visiting Scholar

     School of Politics, Philosophy, and Public Affairs

    and IP-International Center

    Ted Talk and Discussion: “The Urgency of Intersectionality”  Kimberly Krenshaw

    March 3 | 11-2 pm 
    CUB Butch's Den 
    Sponsor: International Students' Council 

    #EachforEqual Zumba Dance

    March 3 | 6 - 7:30 pm  

    CUB Butch's Den 

    Inspired by "One Billion Rising"

    Sponsor: IP - International Center, Alternatives to Violence of The Palouse, Student Recreation Center 


    International Women*s Day Tabling 

    March 4 | 11-2 pm  
    CUB first floor
    Sponsor: WSU Women*s Center

    Stop by our table to include a special tribute to a woman in your life in our art piece!

    International Women*s Day Social: Women's Recognition Event 

    March 4, 2020 | 3-5 pm 
    CUB, Butch's Den 
    Sponsored by International Women*s Day Committee, IP-International Center, ADVANCE and GPSA

    Join us to celebrate and recognize women on campus and in our community who do gender justice work on campus and in our community.

    A social with light refreshments, music, and a few remarks will be hosted in Butch’s Den. No RSVP required. 

    International Women*s Day Tabling 

    March 5 | 11-2 pm  
    CUB first floor
    Sponsor: IP - International Students' Council

    Stop by our table to include a special tribute to a woman in your life in our art piece!

    Women*s Art Show Reception: #EachForEqual

    March 5, 2020 | 12-3 pm
    Women*s Center, Wilson-Short room 8 
    Sponsored by Women*s Center

    The Women's Art Exhibition will be up for exhibit in the Women*s Center from March 2 - 27, 2020. Local and regional woman identified artists will have their art up for exhibit in the Women*s Center with a special reception to celebrate them on March 5th from 12-3 pm. Light refreshments will be provided. No RSVP required. 

    Chinese Paper Cutting Event/Workshop

    March 5, 2020 | 2:30 - 4 pm and 4:00-5:30 pm 
    Cub Lair 
    Sponsored by IP-International Center

    Film Screening: Cléo

    March 5, 2020 | 5-7 pm
    CUB Auditorium
    Sponsored by: Student Entertainment Board

    International Women*s Day Tabling 

    March 6, 2020 | 10-2 pm  
    CUB first floor
    Sponsor: IP -

    IP-Global Learning and CWS

    Stop by our table to celebrate International Women*s Day for a flower and an inspirational message.

    Coffee Hour: #EachForEqual 
    March 6, 2020 | 3-4 pm
    International Center, CUB L46
    Presentation by Alternatives to Violence of The Palouse 
    Sponsored by IP-International Center

    Film Screening: Frozen II

    March 6, 2020 | 6-8 pm
    CUB Auditorium
    Sponsored by: Student Entertainment Board

  • The Bandana Project | A Project of Justice for Migrant Women

    The Bandana Project: Raising awareness about workplace sexual violence. explains the banana project as 'a public awareness campaign aimed at addressing the issue of workplace sexual violence against farm-worker women in the United States.  It is an art-activism and advocacy project that serves as a healing tool for women across the U.S., Mexico and other countries'.

    Due to changes in programming in light of the COVID-19 Pandemic, our Program for The Bandana Project is cancelled. We will still be doing outreach and engagement on our social media. Please find us on instagram @wsuwomen

  • Mom*s Weekend

    Mom*s Weekend & Mom of the Year

    young woman holding an award with her mother

    young woman and her mother

    young woman holding an award with her mother

    As of Friday, March 13, 2020, Mom's Weekend is canceled. 

    For more information visit:

    Mom's Weekend is a fun-packed tradition for families and friends of Washington State University students to honor their mothers and showcase their contributions to the University. More than 100 exciting activities—ranging from concerts, athletic activities, exhibits, special programs, Mom of the Year Breakfast Celebration, and more—are scheduled during these three days.

    Every year, the Women's Center and the Coalition for Women Students organize the Mom's Weekend Brunch, at which the hotly contested Mom of the Year award is presented. We appreciate the chance to celebrate Coug Moms!

  • Women of Distinction Awards

    Women of Distinction and

    Woman of the Year Awards

    The rich tradition of women’s contributions to Washington State University encompasses teachers and scholars, staff and advisors, students and alumni, administrators and regents, volunteers and friends. The WSU Women of Distinction and Woman of the Year Awards are presented annually during National Women’s History Month to recognize the achievements and contributions of women to the academic and local community, and to our society.

    Women of Distinction Awardees usually include an alumna, a faculty member, a staff member, a student (undergraduate or graduate), and a woman not affiliated with WSU. All nominees for Women of Distinction Awards are eligible for the Woman of the Year Award, and nominations from all WSU campuses and locations, as well as self-nominations, are encouraged.