WILL: Women in Leadership and Learning

We are currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 WILL cohort.

To apply fill out the form here!

WILL Mission

Program Description

WILL is a three-year experiential learning program comprised of both academic and co-curricular experiences designed to develop a student’s leadership over the course of their undergraduate collegiate experience.

The WILL program at UC is designed in partnership by the Women’s Center and the Department of Women’s Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

WILL Mission

To build a community of leaders committed to intersectional feminism, social justice, and activism through co-curricular, experiential learning.

Student Outcomes

• Build relationships and partnerships with UC students/faculty/staff and Cincinnati community members.

• Enact leadership and creative problem-solving through a community action project designed to address community issues and societal needs.

• Develop personal leadership capacities, as well as recognize and critique individual effectiveness through self-assessment, dialogue meetings, critical thinking, and team-building.

• Engage in controversy with civility and recognize the role of opposing value systems and paradigms in everyday society.

• Make connections between curricular and co-curricular learning in ways that make a difference.

Time Commitment

• Attend bi-weekly meetings (2nd & 4th Mondays) at 5-7pm in the Women’s Center.

• Complete a group community action project which is to design and implement a social justice,leadership conference for high school students in the surrounding Cincinnati area.

• Participate in one-on-one sessions with WILL coordinator each semester.

• Complete an end-of-the-year compilation portfolio that showcases your experience with leadership, feminism, and social justice.

• Attend 3 gender-related campus or community events throughout the year.

• Take courses within Women’s Gender & Sexuality Studies (WGSS) to attain a foundational understanding of intersectional feminism (e.g. Intro to WGSS & WILL Senior Seminar).

For more information contact Rosalyn Collins at robinr5@ucmail.uc.edu or call the Women's Center at 513-556-4401.

Visit our blog to see what participants have to say about the program!

WILL students, Julia Draznin & Siqi Cheng
WILL students
WILL student Emma Fox receiving purple WILL stole
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WILL group having fun after award ceremony