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Center for Women and Gender Equity

Asia Adams Violence Against Women Grant

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Center for Women and Gender Equity

705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 220
West Chester, PA 19383

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Asia Adams Violence Against Women Grant

Asia Adams was a WCU junior majoring in Psychology and minoring in Women's Studies. On November 7, 2004, Asia was brutally tortured and murdered by a man she was dating and his friend. The Asia Adams Violence Against Women Awareness Grant is funded by West Chester University in honor of Asia Adams.

The Asia Adams Violence Against Women Awareness Grant was developed in Spring 2012 to help address the problem of violence against women in our community. The objective of this grant is to promote student-led projects and/or programming educating the campus community about dating violence.

Dating violence is controlling, abusive, and/or aggressive behavior within a romantic relationship. The abuse can be verbal, emotional, physical, sexual or any combination.

Assistance in completing the application and projects will be provided by the Women's Center. Please contact 

Alicia Hahn-Murphy

with questions.


Potential Projects

Students are encouraged to develop informative and creative projects to promote awareness of dating violence. Projects must have a demonstrated impact on the campus community.

Projects may include, but are not limited to:

  • Guest speakers
  • Rallies
  • Benefit events
  • Research projects
  • Development of documentaries, films, brochures, informational handout, websites, social media campaigns
  • Trainings

This grant is intended for student-led projects, but collaborative projects between students and faculty/staff members are favorably considered.

  • Eligibility
    • All undergraduate and graduate students enrolled at WCU are eligible to apply for the grant.
  • Funding
    • Grants will be awarded in the amount of $1,500 maximum.
  • Due Dates
    • Grant applications will be accepted throughout the Fall or Spring semesters but applications must be submitted at least 60 days prior the start of the proposed project and/or program.
    • Projects and/or programs must be completed by the end of the academic year.
    • Reports and results should be submitted to the Women's Center within 30 days of the completion of the project.

Past Projects


The Purdah of the Mind: Indian Women and the Struggle for Freedom


Telling Amy's Story screening and lecture


Green Dot Bystander Intervention Project


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