Programs & Events

Spring 2014 Programming and Events

Healthy Relationship Discussion Group

Small group setting to discuss intimate partnerships, define what a healthy relationship looks like, raise awareness about issues of control and abuse in dating relationships, and learn basic skills about how to deal with unwelcome behaviors. See a male student's experience at this event.

Thursday, February 6, 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, February 12, 7:00 p.m.

Thursday, March 6, 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 19, 4:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 3, 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, April 9, 4:00 p.m.


Lunch Lecture Series

Tuesday, February 4, 11:30 a.m. in CUB 260

"The Works of Gloria Anzaldua" with Professor Veronica Calvillo

Lunch provided.


Thursday, April 3, 11:30 a.m. in CUB 260

Gettysburg Alumnae Panel: Women graduates discuss their professional lives after Gettysburg

featuring Dr. Jessica Mong '91, Meredith Bove '97, and Nicole Ruman Skinner '92

Lunch provided.


Film Screening of The Invisible War

Wednesday, March 19 at 7:00 p.m. in the Junction


CUB Table

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

Survivors, Inc. Volunteer Training

For more information see the website: or contact Esther Sollenberger at  Survivors, Inc. hotline is 800-787-8106 or 717-334-9777 both numbers are staffed by trained volunteers and are available 24 hours, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.  Their services are confidential and anonymous.

One Billion Rising at Gettysburg College

Wednesday, February 14 at 4:30 p.m. in the Junction.

ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE is a global call to women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in community outside places where they are entitled to justice – courthouses, police stations, government offices, school administration buildings, work places, sites of environmental injustice, military courts, embassies, places of worship, homes, or simply public gathering places where women deserve to feel safe but too often do not. It is a call to survivors to break the silence and release their stories – politically, spiritually, outrageously – through art, dance, marches, ritual, song, spoken word, testimonies and whatever way feels right.


Join Gettysburg College in celebrating V-day! Additionally, we will be showing a video of Gettysburg College men answering the question, "Why Are Vaginas Important to You?" To learn more about V-day and One Billion Rising, visit their website. To find out more about Gettysburg College's One Billion Rising event, read last year's feature article published in the Gettysburgian by Janelle Thompson! 

The Vagina Monologues

Join Gettysburg College and the Women's Center in our annual student performance of the Vagina Monologues on Thursday, February 20 & Friday, February 21 at 7:00 p.m. in the CUB Ballroom! Tickets cost $8.00 at the door, and all proceeds benefit Survivors, Inc. of Gettysburg. T-shirts will be for sale for $8.00.

Vagina Monologues 2014


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)

Lillith Salon

The Women’s Center and Gettysburg Hillel co-sponsor a Lilith Salon every semester. Salons are held in the Women’s Center and are open to all women and transwomen who are interested in discussing issues important to Jewish women. The Gettysburg College library subscribes to Lilith Magazine.

Lilith Salons are held in over 90 cities around the world and are informal discussion groups springing from articles, memoir, and current issues in Lilith Magazine. Lilith is an independent, Jewish & frankly feminist magazine published since 1976. It charts Jewish women’s lives with exuberance, rigor, affection, subversion, and style. According to earliest records, Lilith was the first woman, created even before Eve. She told Adam, “We are equal because we are created from the same earth.”

Please join us on Wednesday, March 5 at 7:00 p.m. for this spring's Lillith Salon.

Club Co-Leaders: Emily Zeller, ’14, President of Gettysburg Hillel and Rebecca Borovsky, ’16, Vice President of Gettysburg Hillel

Advisor: Stephanie A. Sellers, Director of the Women’s Center and Faculty

Take Back the Night

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

Take Back the Night (TBTN) 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.

Students for Reproductive Justice Club of Gettysburg College

sponsored by The Women's Center

Mission Statement

The Students for Reproductive Justice Club of Gettysburg College is dedicated to the belief that women's control of all aspects of their reproduction, which includes education about and access to safe birth control, gynecological care, pre-natal care, and abortion, is a human right. Our mission is to educate and raise awareness about local and national issues around women's reproductive autonomy and legal restrictions threatening that autonomy, regardless of the personal or religious beliefs we may hold as individuals.

Co-Leaders are Casey Butrico '16 and Melanie Emerson '16

Meeting are on Fridays, 7:00 p.m. at The Women's Center

January 31; February 14 & 28; March 21; April 4 & 18

American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Gettysburg College

The AAUW is new student organization on the Gettysburg College campus! Gettysburg College is a college partner of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), the "nation’s leading voice promoting equity and education for women and girls. Since [their] founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on the fundamental issues of the day — educational, social, economic, and political." Gettysburg College students are eligible to join the AAUW for free as e-student affiliates. To learn more and register for your free membership, please visit the AAUW's membership webpage. To become involved with Gettysburg College's student organization, stop by our meetings (dates & times below) or contact Michaela Sweeney at

Co-Leaders are Michaela Sweeney '14 and Melanie Emerson '16

Meetings are on Mondays, 7:00 p.m. at the Women's Center

January 27; February 10 & 24; March 17 & 31; April 21

SASA - Students Against Sexual Assault

Starting out as a group project for a Women, Gender and Sexualities class at Gettysburg College in the Spring of 2011, four students quickly realized the need for organized action to address issues of sexual assault on campus. Forming Students Against Sexual Assault in the Fall of 2011, it is officially recognized as a club at Gettysburg College.

SASA’s mission is to address the statistic that 1 IN 6 PEOPLE who attend Gettysburg College have been or will be a victim of sexual assault over their four years of school. SASA has dedicated itself to addressing these issues, informing the public, encouraging awareness and fostering support within the Gettysburg College Student body.

Meetings are held every 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month at 8:00pm in Breidenbaugh 205.

Women's Leadership Program Spring 2014

This Women's Leadership Program provides leadership education and development for Gettysburg College women and trans-women students that will serve them throughout their personal lives and professional careers.

Next Retreat: Saturday, February 1, 10:00AM - 3:00PM

Register today!