Student Center, 4th Floor, Rooms 421-422
Telephone: (973) 655-5114
Founded in 1972, the Women’s Center is a tangible expression of Montclair State University’s commitment to women’s issues and concerns. The Women’s Center offers all members of the campus community an opportunity to engage in dialogue on women’s issues. We promote the exploration of topics of individual and collective importance to women in an open and comfortable atmosphere. Through workshops, programs, weekly events, individual mentoring, and discussion groups we provide women and men with support in their search for personal development and the achievement of individual and social empowerment. Our programs take the theories created in Women’s and Gender Studies and bring them soundly into the realm of practice. Women’s issues are everyone’s issues!
The Women’s Center is a safe space and guarantees confidential support of all members of the campus community. While not a counseling center, we are here to listen and to help you identify your options in moments of crisis. The Women’s Center maintains an extensive collection of information on local agencies and campus offices that address the unique concerns of women, including but not limited to intimate partner violence, sexual assault, bias incidents, reproductive rights, health information, support groups, financial literacy, and more.
Cycle Breakers- A weekly discussion group about domestic Violence
Woman to Woman– A weekly discussion and safe space group for women
VOX –Voices for Planned Parenthood – students for reproductive rights
Earth Spirituality Union– A Student Group focusing on the feminine divine and Eco-feminisms
Take Back The Craft – Feminist Knitting, Crochet, and DIY group for all members of the campus community
Connecting Across Cultures- A weekly discussion group about our diverse identities in collaboration with CAPS.
Past programs in the Women’s Center have included Women’s History Month, Sexual Assault and Violence Ended (SAVE) week, Take Back the Night marches, performances of the Vagina Monologues, and an annual display of the Clothesline Project, Women in Business Summit, Women in Science Conference.
Women’s Center Peer Educators are highly trained students volunteers who create, plan and host a wide variety of events and activities in the Women’s Center as well as providing a referrals and advocacy on a walk in basis. If you are interested in volunteering contact us!