What We Do

We focus on supporting and advocating for students, especially around experiences related to gender, sexual identity and gender-based violence. This support and advocacy may take the form of providing resources, referrals, and support circles to survivors of sexual harassment and abuse as well as advocating for all students marginalized by gender or sexuality.

 The Center aims to centralize and enhance existing campus resources for students dealing with gender-based violence and discrimination, as well as developing new, mission-based tools for educating and empowering students about sexual assault prevention, gender-based violence, women’s health and sexual education, the promotion of women in male-dominated fields, and LGBTQ experiences. These tools are aimed at empowering students through education and participation in outreach both on campus and in our community, and dismantling all forms of oppression, including discrimination based on gender, class, sexuality, race, body image, or ability.

We are a collaborative space where faculty and staff work closely with and are guided by student leaders. We foster faculty and student scholarship on Lasallian values and themes related to women, gender, embodiment, and sexuality. In the coming year, you will find us coordinating mission-focused programming, events, campaigns and student engagement related to women, gender, and sexuality; connecting with other scholars in the Lasallian network to build scholarship on women, gender, and sexual identity, and facilitating cross-curricular faculty and student research on Lasallian values related to women, gender, and sexuality.

Programs

  • Green Dot

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    Green Dot is a violence prevention program that focuses on making our campus safer by empowering bystanders to become active members in reducing power-based personal violence
  • W.I.S.E

    Female intern on NYC street
    The mission of this women's professional development internship program is to develop female emerging leaders and empower them to advance professionally.  

Resources

  • Report Sexual Misconduct

    The College strictly prohibits harassing, violent, intimidating or discriminatory conduct by its students, employees or any other member of or visitor to the College community.
  • Counseling Center

    The Counseling Center offers a wide range of services to full-time undergraduate Manhattan College students. It is committed to promoting the emotional and psychological health and wellness of our students.
  • Counseling Center Resources

    The Counseling Center offers a wide range of resources that include mental health, LGBTQ, domestic violence, sexual assault, veterans, and overall health.

Events

  • Discussions and Donuts

    Join our student-only discussion group to talk about gender, sex, justice, and politics. Spring 2019, Wednesday Evenings. Follow us for dates!
  • Sex After Dark

    Do you have questions about healthy sexuality? Join us for frank conversations about healthy relationships, gender, and sexuality.
  • Women's Week 2019

    Student Advocacy and Activism, April 1-5. Reach out to suggest an event!
  • Museum of Motherhood

    The Museum of Motherhood is devoted to the exploration of the science, history, activism, & art of mothers, mothering, and motherhood. Join us for MoM hours and discussions on Tuesdays from 2-4, and for the MoM conference at Manhattan College on April 5-6, 2019. Learn more about the Museum of Motherhood
  • Take Back the Night

    Join us April 3rd in Smith Auditorium for the 5th annual Take Back the Night.
  • Retreats and Workshops

    We believe everyone needs support and the skills critical to healing, advocacy, and community building. Ask us about upcoming retreats and workshops on themes like intergroup dialogue, supporting women in fields where women are underrepresented, healing, and community building.