UC Women's Organizations

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.

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.

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, 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 Resources

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 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 Resources

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.

AAUW has been the nation's leading voice since 1881 in promoting the education, equity and opportunity available to girls and women.

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

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.

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

Re:Gender works to end gender inequity and discrimination against girls and women by exposing root causes and advancing research-informed action. Working with multiple sectors and disciplines, we are shaping a world that demands fairness across difference.