Welcome to the Women's Center

The Women's Center (WC) serves as a campus focal point for projects directed at addressing women's issues on campus, in the community-at-large, and globally. As an open community of leaders inspiring change, we provide advocacy, resources, and opportunities to transform ideas into positive action and reality.

We welcome everyone to join us – even from a distance. If you would like to be connected to our resources from afar, please let us know, and we will work to include you in our efforts.

Our Mission

We are an open community of feminist leaders inspiring change through advocacy, support and education toward the growth and success of all.

Our Vision

Our vision at the Women’s Center is to be a catalyst for equity and social justice for OSU, the Corvallis community and beyond.

  • Helping students identify their personal values, be accepting of differing viewpoints, and celebrating diversity
  • Empowering OSU community members to identify strategies for affecting positive change
  • Generating information to raise awareness about campus climate, values, and practices
  • Developing an environment at OSU on-campus and online where each student receives the support, resources and encouragement necessary to complete their educational goals
  • Creating a campus environment free of sexual, physical and emotional violence and harassment

Our Values

  • Inclusivity
  • Diversity
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability

    WC Staff

    • Whitney Archer: Associate Director of DCE & Assistant Director of WC
    • Elijah Stucki: Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Anahelena Goodman-Flood: Graphic Designer
    • Miriam Wojtas: Student Leadership Liaison
    • Diana Rojas: Student Leadership Liaison
    • Isabella Arrieta: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Jessica Clemons: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Shyna Jain: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Mikayla Stark: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Andrew Barton: Student Success Peer Facilitator (Men's Development & Engagement)
    • Evan Harvey: Student Success Peer Facilitator (Women of Color Coalition)

    Our Herstory

    The Oregon State University Women's Center, established in 1973, offers learning experiences that help women transform themselves and society. Its educational programs reflect the diverse views of women from all walks of life.

    The center provides advocacy, support, programs, resources and opportunities to translate concerns into action.

    Since the early 1970s, universities throughout the U.S. have opened Centers to respond to inequities experienced by women both in-and outside the classroom.

    A large body of research has clearly documented sex discrimination in educational institutions. Addressing issues of widespread violence against women, particularly acquaintance rape, is another reason women's centers exist on university campuses.

    The Center has space for meetings, study, programs and discussion, with an approximate capacity of 60-70. It serves as a resource and information clearinghouse and offers advocacy, support, and other services to women and men, regardless of age, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or socioeconomic status.

    The Center is staffed by the Assistant Director, a part-time graduate assistant, and a number of student coordinators, interns, and volunteers. Additionally, the work of the Women's Center is guided by an Advisory Committee comprised of students, faculty, staff, and community members. Please use the links to the left to learn more about our staff and Advisory Committee, as well as how to receive regular updates on Center programs and initiatives, to reserve our space for a class or meeting, or to ask a question via email.

     

    The volunteer application can be found at http://dce.oregonstate.edu/webform/wc

    Our Location & Hours

    Women's Center - Benton Annex
    1700 SW Pioneer Place
    Corvallis, OR 97331
    (541) 737–3186

    Operating Hours
    Monday - Thursday: 9:00 AM–6:00 PM
    Friday: 9:00 AM–5:00 PM

    Summer Hours (June 22 - August 27)
    Monday - Thursday: 1:00 PM–5:00 PM
    Friday: Closed