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.

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 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

    Women's Center staff photo

    WC Staff

    From top to bottom, left to right:
    • Julianne Nguyen: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Jessica Clemons: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Whitney Archer: Associate Director of DCE & Assistant Director of WC
    • Ashlei Edgemon: Communications Representative
    • Natalie Cronan: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Lauren Grant: Student Success Peer Facilitator
    • Elijah Stucki: Graduate Teaching Assistant
    • Tamara Lash: Student Leadership Liaison
    • Sophie Peterson: Graphic Designer
    • Isamar Chavez: Student Leadership Liaison
    • Jacqueline Nguyen: Student Success Peer Facilitator    

    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.

    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