Women’s Resource Center
This campus organization provides an array of women-centered programming and information about university and community services of interest to women. Located on the second floor of the Hamilton-Williams Campus Center, the WRC lounge provides a meeting place for student groups. The Women’s Resource Center houses a library of books, journals, and magazines relevant to women’s issues.
Location: Rm 207 in the Hamilton Williams Campus Center
This residence house provides an alternative living space to female as well as male students interested in developing campus awareness about women’s issues. Each March, residents of the Women’s House organize a series of events and programs in celebration of Women’s Week.
Spectrum Resource Center
The Ohio Wesleyan Community is comprised of many diverse groups. Among these groups are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, intersex, and queer/questioning persons. Their presence is not a question but a clearly demonstrated fact. Like any other minority group, LGBTIQA persons face certain issues that the majority does not, including violence, discrimination, invisibility and isolation. Thus there is a need within the Ohio Wesleyan community for a service which comprehensively and safely addresses these concerns. The purpose of the Spectrum Resource Center is to help provide LGBTIQA persons, their friends, their families, and allies with the tools to address LGBTIQA related issues and to assist in educating the campus community at large.
This organization is designed for the growth of African and African-American female students through awareness of cultural, social, and political perspectives.
Women in Science (WinS)
WinS provides encouragement for female science students through mentoring programs and by sponsoring lectures; panel discussions; and social activities. WinS is part of the Carolinas and Ohio Science Education Network (COSEN), which is funded by the PEW Charitable Trusts to encourage women and Black students to pursue scientific careers. Students have opportunities to undertake summer research with COSEN faculty, attend conferences and summer field opportunities, and meet with mentoring groups from other colleges.
Independent Studies and Internships
Women’s and Gender Studies majors and minors often pursue in-depth, special interest courses by designing faculty-supervised independent study projects. Internships are available through the Women’s and Gender Studies program, other affiliated OWU departments and programs, and the Urban Studies program at the Philadelphia Center, a GLCA-approved program for off-campus study. Recent placements in the Urban Studies program include counseling and management internships at Women Against Abuse, Inc.; paralegal work with the Rape Unit of the District Attorney’s Office; client service and program coordinator internships at the Greater Philadelphia Women’s Medical Fund, the Columbus Health Department, and the Women’s Alliance for Job Equity; and a public relations internship at Women’s Way.
The professional staff at the University’s Career Services Office can assist you in your career planning, job search, and in applying to graduate and professional schools. Career Services Offers many services which include: mock interviewing, updated career and internship directories, resume/cover letter and professional statement critiques, alumni networking, career interest testing, annual job fairs, on-campus recruiting (10-20 visits annually), a credential file service, and more.
Comparative Women’s and Gender Studies in Europe
This program is sponsored each fall by Antioch College and gives students from GLCA colleges the opportunity to study women’s issues in several European cities as part of a traveling seminar.
Organizations and Associations
Canadian Women's Health Network: An informal network of organizations involved in various information-sharing and advocacy efforts relating to women's health. Includes a bi-monthly newsletter in English and French.
Feminist Majority Online: Founded in 1987, the Feminist Majority has become one of America's leading women's rights organizations. Their WWW site tied with the Global Fund for Women for best non-profit site for women.
Feminists for Animal Rights: A national educational organization dedicated to ending all forms of abuse against women and animals.
NARAL Online: National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League. Since 1969, NARAL has led the way in promoting reproductive freedom and dignity for women and their families. Contains a huge amount of information about NARAL and the issues which concern them
NOW Home Page: National Organization for Women The National Organization for Women is the largest feminist organization in North America, and is active in many, many areas.
Planned Parenthood - National Home Page: Home of the world's largest and oldest voluntary family planning organization. Resources on all aspects of sex, sexuality, birth control, STD's and more.
Film Reviews: Feminist film reviews of both mainstream and independent films.
Gender Issues: Information about a variety of gender issues, including violence against women, sexual harassment, and women in the workplace.
Government and Politics: Information about women in politics, and legislative issues of concern to women.
Multi-Media Exhibits in Women's History: Exhibits with topics ranging from suffrage to journalism.
Reading Room: Texts of classic books by and about women, historical information about women, and academic papers.
Women's Sports Page: If you've been wondering where all the coverage of women's sports around the world have gone, here's a one-stop source for information on athletes, games, competition and more.