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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

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The Women’s Center provides numerous programs and events each year. Topics range from sexual assault and sexual violence to women’s health and wellness to women’s history and empowerment. The Women’s Center is home to the Violence Awareness and Response Program, and partners with numerous programs and organizations on campus and in the community. Some of our annual events include, Women of Courage and Vision Awards, Love Your Body Day, Sexual Assault Awareness Month, just to name a few!

The Women’s Center is a great place for students to get involved! We have great opportunities available for leadership and personal development. The Women of Action is the creative arm of the Women’s Center. This group of motivated,dedicated women help the Women’s Center plan and implement events and activities which help raise awareness to women’s issues.

The Women of Action Committee (WAC) is a group of students providing an atmosphere on campus where women can be comfortable in their own skin and feel empowered through the work of the Women’s Center. WAC helps fulfill the mission of the Women’s Center by volunteering at our events and raising awareness about women’s issues.

The Women's Center is a part of the Department of Gender and Sexuality:  

The Department of Gender and Sexuality is comprised of the Women's Center, the LGBT Center, and the Violence Awareness and Response Program. Each Center has a student-centered office within the division of Institutional Diversity. We value project sharing and collaborative group work, seeking to serve our diverse student population as effectively as possible. The Department of Gender and Sexuality balances outreach to the campus community (in the form of providing events, activities, speakers and conversation) with response to student needs (through discussion groups, providing a safe environment, and one-to-one services). Office staffing is comprised of a Director, three Assistant Directors, office manager, graduate assistants, student employees, interns and volunteers. 

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