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.