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The mission of the Women's Center is to foster a healthy, safe, and engaging campus community by enabling the full and active participation of women students in both their personal and educational pursuits at Minnesota State University, Mankato. The Women's Center provides programs, connections, advocacy, services and leadership opportunities for all MSU students.

 People standing by the MSU bus

It is our guiding value to empower women to:

* Develop individual identities
* Find healthy role models
* Develop self-confidence
* Identify career options
* Unearth hidden talents
* Choose nontraditional alternatives
* Dispel stereotypes
* Celebrate diversity
* Achieve individual and collective goals
* Become social change agents


Everyone Welcome!


The Women's Center offers a welcoming space where students are encouraged to think and make choices in an accessible environment that enables transformation and change in themselves, in their community, and beyond.


The Women's Center provides a safe, affirming place in which students can find their voice, believe in themselves, and make decisions that are right for them.


Through our educational outreach programs, the Women's Center is dedicated to helping all students achieve their goals and dreams.


The Women's Center provides high-impact programs, diverse opportunities and powerful collaborations, affording all students with the skills and tools necessary to provide innovative leadership and activism.

The Women’s Center has a number of opportunities for involvement as well, like designing campus-wide programs to bring in great guest speakers and shaping how we celebrate Women. We’d love to hear your ideas and suggestions.


Violence Awareness and Response Program

The Violence Awareness and Response Program (VARP) provides a safe, supportive space for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members and friends affiliated with Minnesota State University, Mankato.  VARP's mission is to reduce the pervasiveness and effects of sexual violence,

For more information, stop by the Women’s Center in CSU 218. We’re looking forward to meeting you.