Gender Equality

Political Parity

Political parity refers to equal representation and participation in politics and government.  From student government to the White House, it is important to achieve representative leadership.  Women are under represented at ever level.  Achieving political parity comes through women voting for candidates who will represent women on important issues and through women running for and winning elected positions. The Women's Center works to promote political parity on and off campus and to educate the university community about the importance of achieving political parity.


Learn more by visiting Political Parity's website!

Women's Leadership Gap

Leadership Gap
Read the full report on the Women's Leadership Gap HERE!!!


Gender Pay Gap

  • As our students prepare to enter the workforce, we strive to promote the importance of achieving pay equity.  Many students are unaware of the vast gender pay gap that still exists.
  • On average women earn 7% less than men when comparing men and women in the same position with identical qualifications.  Learn more and learn why by clicking on the graphic below.
  • In Kentucky that gap is 22% on average.
  • Women working full time in Kentucky earn on average 78% annually compared to their male counterparts.

Learn more and learn why by clicking HERE.

Equal Pay