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University of Cincinnati Diversity Links

UC Women's Organizations

Academic, Administrative and Professional Women

AAPW is a non-profit organization that provides a forum for sharing and discussing issues concerning UC women, supports professional development and networking opportunities, and engages in community service and outreach activities.

Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Established in 1974, the Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies offers an undergraduate degree, a MA degree, a joint MA/JD and certificate opportunities. The department hosts visiting professors, offers research and travel grants, augments library holdings and honors outstanding women alumni.

Rowe Center for Women in Engineering

The Rowe Center provides a focal point for women engineering students to access supports for success in classes, on co-op work assignments and beyond. The center coordinates with existing programs in the College of Engineering, the university and the broader community to support students.

Sister Circle

Sister Circle is a staff and faculty support group that encourages professional development, personal empowerment, friendship and success among black women on campus and across organizational lines. Bring your lunch and meet other sisters across campus. Sister Circle encourages and welcomes participation from every African American woman at UC, to the degree that you are able.

For more information, including meeting times and locations, please contact Kimberly McGinnis at 513-556-7030.

The UC Women’s Center

The UC Women’s Center has a long history at the University of Cincinnati. Established in 1978 as Women’s Programs and Services, the office served as a referral center for female students. The small, initial staff connected students and staff to resources and events that were off-campus. Over the years, the center’s staff grew and the office’s programs and opportunities grew with it.

The Woman's Club of the University of Cincinnati

The Woman's Club of the University of Cincinnati, founded in 1926, seeks to promote social relations among members of the faculty and administration and their families, and others willing to further the interests of the University. The Woman's Club not only raises funds for female students but also hosts events relating to special interest groups called "circles". Luncheon meetings are held at the Myers Alumni Center on campus, the first Wednesday of each month, October - April (except when the University is closed; then the meeting is held on the second Wednesday of the month) with entertaining and informative programs. The December meeting is a Holiday Party, and the May meeting is a more elaborate event. Both the December and May events are held off campus.

Community Links

The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation
The Women's Fund of the Greater Cincinnati Foundation provides a means for individuals interested in supporting women’s issues to make charitable contributions in order to build a permanent endowment. Distributable income from the Women’s Fund is awarded to eligible non-profit organizations throughout the region.

The Women's Place at Ohio State
The Women's Place is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the community of women within and beyond The Ohio State University, in the spirit of collaboration and service.

National Links

American Association of University Professors
The American Association of University Professors advances academic freedom and shared governance to define fundamental professional values and standards for higher education and to ensure higher education's contribution to the common good.

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
AAUW has been the nation's leading voice since 1881 in promoting the education, equity and opportunity available to girls and women.

American Council on Education (ACE) Office of Women in Higher Education
The ACE Office of Women in Higher Education provides the national direction for women’s leadership development and career advancement.

Association of American Colleges and Universities: Program on the Status and Education of Women (PSEW)
PSEW conducts projects and sponsors publications on such priorities as curriculum and campus climate, women's leadership and new research on women and gender. PSEW is also the home of On Campus with Women, a national newsletter about women in higher education.

Gender Equity Project at Hunter College
The Gender Equity Project, partially funded by an NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation Award, has the mission of promoting equity and excellence at Hunter College. Co-Director Virginia Valian is also the author of the 1998 book Why so slow? The advancement of women, published by M.I.T. Press.

The Myra Sadker Foundation
The Myra Sadker Foundation offers awards and scholarships to undergraduate students, doctoral students working on their dissertations and teachers interested in promoting gender equity in their classrooms.

The Women of Color Policy Network 
Founded in 2000, the Women of Color Policy Network is an affiliate of the Research Center for Leadership in Action at the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at NYU. The network conducts original research and collects critical data on women of color that is used to inform public policy outcomes at the local, state and national levels. The network also serves as a hub for women of color scholars, leaders and practitioners.