Women's Center Mission:
Via education, advocacy, resources, and services, the Women’s Center supports and empowers women and men to unite as equal partners and become leaders on campus and beyond. The Center works every day to reduce violence against women and sex discrimination, to promote women’s physical and mental health and well-being, to celebrate the past and present achievements of women, to highlight the struggles of women on campus, nationally, and all around the world, and to generate dialogue about women, gender, and sexual politics. Ultimately, the Center strives to encourage students’ engagement as informed citizens here and beyond so that MSU campus is a safer, more inclusive, supportive, and equitable community.
Consistent with the mission of the University, the Women’s Center supports and enhances a student-centered learning and living environment. Furthermore, the Center strives to offer challenging and engaging educational experiences, to form partnerships with various community agencies, and to reach out to local public schools via a mentoring program and/or other outreach opportunities. The Center values service learning, supports student activism, and encourages creative endeavors aimed at awareness and prevention.
1. To strengthen and provide resources for campus-based prevention, education, advocacy, and interventions that address violence against women, men, and children.
2. To build gender and women-focused programming that will enhance women’s self-awareness, self-determination, self-confidence, and leadership skills
3. To engage in both proactive and responsive programming which brings visibility to issues adversely affecting women and men on campus and beyond.