Founded in 1991, the NC State Women’s Center strives to bring about gender equality, end interpersonal violence, and encourages empowerment, research, education and leadership development. The mission of “inspiring growth” touches many areas of campus community including the residence halls and Alternative Service Break trips.
The NC State Women’s Center has developed several campus and community relationships that not only better the lives of our students, but others around them. In conjunction with University Housing, the Women’s Center facilitates Women of Welch, a living and learning community residence hall for undergraduate female students. Read to LEAD (Learn. Engage. Ask. Do.) is a social justice, youth development program where an NC State student mentors a member of the Boys and Girls Club. In the spring students have the option to participate in an Alternative Service Break Trip to Guatemala. Partnering with the NC State Center for Student Leadership, Ethics, and Public Service (CSLEPS), the Women’s Center is able to offer a trip focusing on gender issues in an international context.
The Women’s Center also serves the community by organizing The Chocolate Festival: a fundraiser and breast cancer awareness event, Take Back the Night: a program designed to promote awareness of sexual assault and empower survivors, and Sister Talks: open conversations about issues effecting women on the NC State’s campus.