The K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center was established in 1990 in conjunction with the Midlife and Older Women’s Center. The mission of the Center is the empowerment and growth of all womyn through education and mutual support. The Center Addresses the wide range of issues that womyn of all ages, ethnicities, religious beliefs, and lifestyles face on a daily basis. The Center also addresses issues of social justice that affect not only womyn, but men and children as well.
In previous years, the K. Della Ferguson Womyn’s Resource Center initiated programs in a variety of areas including womyn’s health issues, sexual education, political issues, and programming for Womyn’s Herstory Month. We are continuing the tradition throughout the 2017-2018 academic year by providing programs dealing with issues including sexual and domestic violence, international womyn, sexual exploitation and trafficking, reproductive choice, self-image, gendered socialization and race/ethnicity issues. We always welcome new ideas about programming and encourage people to volunteer for our events, programs, and activities.
OFFICE OF STUDENT LIVING AND COLLEGE ENGAGEMENT
The Gay Alliance
The SafeZone program was created to develop, enhance and maintain environments in workplaces, schools and other social settings that are culturally competent and supportive to LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer/questioning) individuals, as well as straight, cisgender people who care about diversity, equality and inclusion.
What is a SafeZone?
A safe zone or a safe space is a place where all people feel welcome and safe. It may be a room, a car, or an entire college campus. The Gay Alliance SafeZone program aims to increase the awareness, knowledge, and skills for individuals and address the challenges that exist when one wants to advocate for their LGBTQ peers, family members, friends and co-workers. Creating safe zones or safe spaces is a proactive step that schools, agencies and corporations can take to create welcoming, inclusive spaces so that all people are empowered to reach their full potential.
Contact Dean of Diversity and Student Development Alane Varga at avarga
for more information or how to become SafeZone Certified