The Women's Center is part of William Paterson University's ongoing commitment to the elimination of barriers, prejudice and bigotry, and the creation of a supportive campus climate for all people. By highlighting resources both within and outside of the university, the Women's Center works to create a campus community in which issues of gender and diversity are addressed in all aspects of a student's education.
National Resources for Gender Equity and Research
American Association of University Women (AAUW)Each year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs shape the lives of thousands of college women to be the next generation of leaders. Students who belong to the college/university partners’ members program will receive priority application preference. Undergraduate female students at William Paterson are eligible for free membership! Click the link above.
National Women’s Studies Association Women’s Centers CommitteeWomen's centers have representation on the NWSA Governing Council as a standing committee. This is more than a symbolic recognition of the important role that women's centers play in feminist education. NWSA recognizes that "women's studies" is broader than what happens in the classroom and that women's centers are the chief co-curricular feminist educators. Campus-based women's centers have a long history of working together with women's studies to transform the curriculum, the campus environment, and society at large. The NWSA Women's Centers Committee (WCC) provides a forum for women's center directors, staff and others to share information, ideas, challenges, successes and support. The WCC sponsors an annual pre-conference as well as sessions during the NWSA annual conference. Current WCC projects include: Handbook for Women’s Centers, Intersectionality Working Group, Women’s Centers Database, and others.
Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community (WISA), National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)The purpose of the WISA Knowledge Community is to give voice to the needs of women in student affairs and to provide professional development opportunities through both regional and national activities designed to address gender equity and prompt personal growth. WISA initiatives work to center the experiences of marginalized people and focuses on the intersections of race, class, sexuality, disability and gender identity with gender and sex. WISA provides a home for student affairs professionals who work in women's and gender centers or with gender-related concerns on college campuses, creating networking opportunities for those professionals.
WRAC-L: The Women's Resource and Action Centers ListWRAC-L is a forum for discussion about and sharing of resources regarding issues of significance to women's centers. The list is open to the staff and affiliates of women's centers, whether community-based or associated with schools, colleges or universities.
Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities
General, Field- and School- Specific Opportunities (pdf)Scholarships for Women
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
The Safe House (Bloomfield, NJ) Hotline: (973) 759-2378New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic ViolenceHotline: 1-800-572-SAFE(7233)Passaic County Women's Center Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence ProgramHotline: 973-881-1450Strengthen Our Sisters Shelter, West Milford, NJ)Hotline: 800-SOS-9470Shelter Our Sisters (Hackensack, NJ)Hotline: (201) 944-9600Rape, Abuse, and Incest National NetworkHotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)
Suggested Reading List for Survivors of Abuse
Discrimination and Sexual Harassment
NJ Division on Civil Rights973-648-2700 Newark973-944-4500 PatersonNational Organization for Men Against Sexism
AIDS-INFOSusan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
Body Image and Eating DisordersThe Renfrew CenterCenter for Eating Disorders Care at University Medical Center at PrincetonNational Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)
Pregnancy and Maternal Care
Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New JerseyNJ Department of Health Prenatal Services
Feminist.com (activism)Women's Rights Movement History Timeline National Organization for Women (NOW)
Gay Activist Alliance of Morris CountyGLBT National Help CenterPride Center of New JerseyThe Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community CenterNational Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher EducationHuman Rights Campaign
On-Campus Student Resources
Academic Success CenterAthleticsCampus Activities, Service & LeadershipCampus Victim Services Career Development Center Clubs and Organizations Counseling, Health and Wellness Center Disability Services Educational Opportunity Fund Financial AidGloria S. Williams Advisement CenterNew Student ExperienceRecreational Services Residence Life Science Enrichment Center Scholarship InformationCounseling, Health and Wellness Center Title IXUniversity Police Department
Child Care / Parenting Resources:
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