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Photo of Women's Center Staff Members

Women's Center Staff at the Annual Fall Retreat

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the Boston College Women's Center is to cultivate a campus culture that fosters the advancement of women and inspires all students to discover and embrace their full potential.


About

The Women’s Center (WC) was founded in 1973 to support, educate, and empower students of all genders in an inclusive and welcoming space. Valuing personal agency and strong community, our staff works to engage Boston College students through mentoring programs, events and conversations that cultivate leadership, authentic relationships, and awareness of intersectional social justice issues. 

The passionate staff of the WC consists of a full-time director, an assistant director, three graduate assistants, and eight undergraduates who are committed to assisting students in their journey at Boston College.

The Women's Center is open to all students, faculty, and staff, offers a comfortable atmosphere to seek information, to participate in programming, and to find peer support. It is located in Maloney 441 and is open from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. each weekday throughout the academic year. For more information, call 617-552-3489 or e-mail women@bc.edu.


Vision

The vision of the Women's Center is to:

  • Be a highly accessible place for members of the BC community of all genders, races, ethnicities, and beliefs, which is constantly changing to respond to the campus culture.
  • Build a network of faculty, staff, and alumni mentors who will connect with, support, and challenge female students to enhance their development.
  • Empower female students to recognize their gifts and talents, value who they are, and embody their personal and leadership potential.
  • Create a campus free of sexual violence by educating the community and inspiring members to prevent it, as well as to provide a consistent and caring response for those who experience it.

History

Throughout the years, the WC has continued to offer programming and remain a safe space for all students on campus. Visit a comprehensive archive of past photos, flyers, and articles about the WC here.