The Women's Center is dedicated to supporting the fullest expression of women's and transwomen's potentials in their interpersonal, professional, and leadership experiences for a lifetime.
Opened in the fall of 1988, the Women's Center offers a relaxed, warm, friendly, growth-oriented alternative venue for students, faculty, and administrators. The Women's Center invites the campus to use the facility and its resources to cultivate new ideas and reexamine the traditional thinking of women's roles in society, as well as the notions of sexual orientation and gender identity.
The Center's secure and supportive atmosphere provides freedom from sexual bias and inequities and is founded on supporting the Gettysburg College initiatives of equity, inclusion, and diversity in its programming and vision. The Women's Center is a place that closely examines social opportunities, issues, histories, and current trends concerning women, but is also a place that considers issues relevant to people of all gender identities. Indeed, the fluidity of gender identity and sexual orientation are core topics, and the Women's Center is strongly partnered with ALLies Club.
The primary purposes of the Women's Center are to educate the College community about women's contributions, achievements, concerns, and potential; to promote Gettysburg College's commitment to social equity and justice for all people; to address today's gender inequities that keep women in less than 5% of all American CEO positions, serving in numbers less than 20% of our elected national officials, and making .76 cents to the dollar of men in the same jobs; and to raise awareness about intimate partner power issues, violence, and sexual assault.
The Gettysburg College Women's Center joins with our collegiate partners across the country and with global communities around the world that work to eradicate violence against women and to create societies where every person has equal access to opportunities to live up to their fullest human potential.
Join us in this work!
Stephanie A. Sellers, Ph.D.
Director of the Women's Center and Faculty
Why Not a Men's Center?
Brett M. Rogers, Ph.D., responds to a student email question about Why There Is No Men's Center.