Programs & Events

2014-2015 Programs and Events

For the most up-to-date listing of our programs and events, please visit the calendar on our homepage!



January 23, 2015 4pm-6pm (Apple Hall, first floor)

Check out photos from the Grand Opening on Gettysburg College's Flickr page! 




 Women's History Month 2015



The Women’s Center’s annual Lecture Series offers students, faculty, and staff the opportunity to come together to learn from guest speakers on topics relevant to women, gender, equality, and related subjects.


"Women's Sexual Health and Decision Making" (Cancelled- new date TBA)

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 from 11:30am – 1pm in CUB 260

During this lunch lecture, Susan Reynolds, Health Service Medical Director at Gettysburg College Health Services, will discuss the facts and fictions about women’s sexual health and STI prevention, and provide an overview of services offered on campus. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

"A Saga of Power, Money, and Sex: Title IX's Impact on Women in Intercollegiate Sports" with Dr. Amy Wilson

Wednesday, March 18, 2015, at 7:00 pm in Mara Auditorium (Masters 110)

Amy Wilson is an Associate Professor of Education at Illinois College where she teaches sport-related courses and serves as the Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) and chair of the Athletics Committee. Amy completed a PhD in Health and Sport Studies with a concentration in Athletic Administration at the University of Iowa in spring, 2013. For the past decade, she has worked closely with nationally recognized Title IX expert Dr. Christine Grant on equity issues in intercollegiate athletics. In 2012, Amy completed a report for the NCAA’s Women’s Committee on Athletics, “The Status of Women in Intercollegiate Athletics as Title IX Turns 40,” that is available on the NCAA’s website. She is currently writing the second edition of this report that will be released in spring 2014. Amy has given numerous Title IX presentations around the country, and she is currently serving on the NCAA’s Gender Equity Task Force. This event is in coordination with Sophomore Resources and Residence Life, the Women’s Center, LGBTQA Advocacy & Education, College Houses, WGS Department, the Eisenhower Institute, and Athletics.


Pushing the Boundaries: Women Overcoming Structural Barriers in STEM Fields

Tuesday, March 24 | 11:30am - 1:00pm | CUB 260

This panel will address the personal and professional barriers women in the STEM field are confronted with. Using the narratives of some of Gettysburg College’s women in the various positions in STEM, we will address the disparities that exist in these male dominated disciplines, and the effects on the individual.

Panelist will include Alana Allen , Physics Major Class of 2015, Chloe Ruff, Assistant Professor-Education, Jacquelynne Milingo, Associate Professor, and Linda Fiscus, Adjunct Professor-Mathematics.

Please remember to bring your own lunch.


What We Don't Think About: A Panel Discussion about the Impacts of Sexual Assault

Tuesday, April 14 | 11:30 am-1:00 pm | CUB 260

We all know that sexual assault is huge issue on college campuses, however, we often fail to realize the impacts of that an assault leaves on a survivor. Listen to Gettysburg College administrators speak about their interactions with student survivors and shed light on the some of the long-term and short-term effects of assaults that we forget to think about.



Every other Monday evening at 7pm in the Women’s and LGBTQA Resource Center

January 25, February 9 & 23, March 16 & 30, and April 13

Join fellow students in exploring strategies to develop and maintain healthy relationships of any kind. During this one-hour group discussion, participants will learn how to identify issues of power and control in unhealthy relationships, and will acquire skills to communicate more assertively, resolve conflicts, and problem solve relationship concerns. All are welcome! You do not need to be in a romantic or intimate relationship to attend.



Discussions held in the Women’s and LGBTQA Resource Center (Apple Hall, first floor)

Women NOW! is a discussion group for students to talk about current issues that affect women and the representation of women in our society.

Redefining 'Classic Beauty': The Changing Face of America's Leading Women

Monday, February 2, 4:00 pm

Last September a writer for the New York Times stated that actress Viola Davis was not “classically beautiful” in comparison to prime time’s other leading ladies. In a country so rich and diverse, how has the standard of beauty remained so narrow? Under this definition of beautiful, where do women of color fit? Come discuss at this week’s Women NOW! discussion group. Women Now will be held in The Women’s Center (apple hall first floor).

Cat Calling: The Thin Line Between Harassment and Annoyance

Monday, March 2, 4:00pm

Understanding Sex Positivity

Monday, April 6, 4:00 pm

During this hour-long group discussion, challenge myths and stigmas about sex, and learn how to enjoy sex is a safe, consensual, and healthy way.



Discussions held in the Women’s and LGBTQA Resource Center (Apple Hall, first floor)

This lunch discussion group will explore the intersection of gender and sexual/romantic orientation through topics relating to popular culture and current events. It seeks to bring together students who identify as queer, as women, or as both, as well as any student who wishes to learn about and discuss the issues relevant to both these communities. Lunch provided on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Identity Politics and Online Communities

Monday, February 23, 12:00pm

What are the pros and cons of extensive identity labels and do we really need all this terminology? How can we realistically navigate identities to avoid misgendering someone? Why are so many people averse to identifying as a feminist when they agree with the ideology behind the label? Have online communities strengthened labels by providing a safe space for discussion of shared identities? Is it even possible to have a safe space on the internet? Come discuss these questions and more at Common Ground, a new discussion group for issues relating to women and the LGBTQA community. Refreshments will be provided!

Pornography and Fetishization

Monday, March 23, 12:00pm

The adult film industry grosses as much as $14 billion annually and continues to grow. Some argue pornography is exploitative of pornographic actors and has a negative impact on the way young people learn to view sex. Others believe pornography is a radical approach to sexuality that should remain available and uncensored.

Fetishizing is rampant in pornography, whether it is the objectification and exoticization of women based on their size or race or the bastardization of lesbian sex for the male gaze.

Come to the second Common Ground of the semester to discuss the issues plaguing the adult industry and the pros and cons of pornography in American society. Tea, coffee, and light refreshments will be provided.


Maximizing Inclusivity in Queer and Feminist Spaces 

Monday, April 20, 12:00pm



Featuring films about women's and gender issues, and highlighting films directed by women.

Wonder Women! The Untold Story of American Superheroines

Directed by Kristy Guevara-Flanagan

WONDER WOMEN! traces the fascinating evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman. From the birth of the comic book superheroine in the 1940s to the blockbusters of today, WONDER WOMEN! looks at how popular representations of powerful women often reflect society’s anxieties about women’s liberation. A discussion will be held after the screening.

Saturday, February 21, 8:00 pm in the Women’s and LGBTQA Resource Center (Apple Hall, first floor- card access required)


The Girls in the Band

Directed by Judy Chaikin

The untold stories of female jazz and big band instrumentalists and their journeys from the late 1930's to the present day. A discussion will be held after the screening.

Saturday, February 28, 8:00 pm in the Women’s and LGBTQA Resource Center (Apple Hall, first floor- card access required)


Playing Unfair: The Media Image of the Female Athlete

Directed by Sut Jhally

"It has been 30 years since Title IX legislation granted women equal playing time, but the male-dominated world of sports journalism has yet to catch up with the law. Coverage of women's sports lags far behind men's and focuses on female athletes' femininity and sexuality over their achievements on the court and field."--Container

Coffee, tea, and snacks will be provided and an open discussion will follow the completion of the viewing.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 8:00PM in The Women's Center.


The Mask You Live In Documentary Screening and Discussion

Wednesday, April 15 | 6:30-9:00 pm| Mara Auditorium, Masters Hall

The Mask You Live In (2015) is a new documentary by the Representation Project that explores how our culture's narrow definition of masculinity is harming our boys, men, and society at large and what we can do about it.



Visit The Women's Center CUB table on Fridays, 12:00-1:00 p.m. in the CUB Lobby.



Tuesday evenings, 6:30pm-7:30pm: March 17, March 31, April 14, & April 28

Gettysburg College Health Center, Conference Room

The Survivors Support Group at Gettysburg College is intended to help student victims of sexual assault, dating abuse, and stalking gain an understanding of the impact these experiences have on their lives, and how to develop healthy coping skills. In a supportive and confidential environment, participants will have the opportunity to share stories, ask questions, as well as give and receive support to other group members. The group is facilitated by Dian Cramer, Administrative Services Assistant at Gettysburg College Health Services.



Friday, February 13, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. in the College Union Ballroom.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global campaign to end violence against women, rise for justice, and promote gender equality. The campaign was initiated by playwright and activist Eve Ensler (known for her play The Vagina Monologues), and her organization V-Day in 2012. The "billion" refers to the UN statistic that one in three women will be raped or beaten in their lifetime, or about one billion women. In 2012, the One Billion Rising campaign culminated in the biggest mass global action to end violence against women ever with tens of thousands of events held in more than 190 countries.

ONE BILLION RISING: REVOLUTION is an energy, a platform, a global movement, a catalyst, a worldwide decision to end violence against women, a demand for justice, a paradigm shift, an invitation, a gathering of the ready, housed everywhere, housed in our hearts, you, us, REVOLUTION.

Please join Gettysburg College in rising on Friday, February 13, 2015. This event is free and open to the public.



Thursday, February 19 & Friday, February 20, 2015
7:00 p.m., College Union Building (CUB) Ballroom
All proceeds benefit Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg.


Tickets: $10.00
T-shirts and tanks: $12 each
Ticket/shirt combo: $20
No reservations. All tickets sold at the door and at CUB Tables throughout the week (see calendar).


What are the Vagina Monologues?

"A poignant and hilarious tour of the last frontier, the ultimate forbidden zone, The Vagina Monologues is a celebration of female sexuality in all its complexity and mystery. In this stunning phenomenon that has swept the nation, Eve Ensler gives us real women's stories of intimacy, vulnerability, and sexual self-discovery.

"Celebrated as the bible for a new generation of women, The Vagina Monologues has been performed in cities all across America and at hundreds of college campuses. It has inspired a dynamic grassroots movement--V-Day--to stop violence against women. Witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise, Eve Ensler's Obie Award-winning masterpiece gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again.

"Based on interviews with over 200 women about their memories and experiences of sexuality, The Vagina Monologues gives voice to women's deepest fantasies and fears, guaranteeing that no one who reads it will ever look at a woman's body, or think of sex, in quite the same way again. It is witty and irreverent, compassionate and wise. 'At first women were reluctant to talk,' Ensler writes. 'They were a little shy. But once they got going, you couldn't stop them.'" (Random House 2014)



Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. in the Junction.

Take Back the Night is an international program to make people aware of the sexual assault, rape, domestic violence, and sexual abuse against women and people of all gender identities. Please join us in shattering the silence and stopping the violence this year by attending this annual event. This event is free and open to the public.