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Women's Commission

Contact:
Dr. Vicki McGinley: vmcginley@wcupa.edu
Dr. Kathleen Riley: KRiley@wcupa.edu
Email: WCUWOMEN@wcupa.edu

Mission

In support of the University’s Mission, Values Statement, and Vision Statement, the Commission shall function as an advisory group that recommends and advocates for the improvement of working conditions, climate, and safety for women on campus through the following activities:

  • Serve as an interface between students, staff, faculty, administration, bargaining agents, and the Council of Trustees on women’s issues
  • Promote the enrichment and development of women, and raise the visibility of women’s contributions
  • Foster women's leadership
  • Coordinate with or provide point of contact for other internal and external organizations for women

Women's Commission Internship: Spring 2019

The President's Commission on the Status of Women has teamed up with the Center for Community Solutions to offer a fully paid internship during Spring semester (January – May 2019)! A $1000 stipend will be awarded to a WCU student for working 5 hours per week with a local organization that has a woman driven mission or is a woman owned/managed company or organization. All WCU women students are strongly encouraged to apply! "We use an inclusive definition of 'woman' and we welcome trans women, femmes, genderqueer people, and non-binary people" (Artwell, 2018). Suggestions for internship site include:

  • Black Women of Chester County in Action
  • Local Yoga Café
  • Chester County Department of Drug and Alcohol Services
  • Kaly Clothing
  • Single Mother's Conference

Students may select other sites for their internship with prior approval from the Women's Commission.

Women's Commission Internship Application

Please email your completed application along with a copy of your CV/resume to: wcuwomen@wcupa.edu. Please direct any questions to wcuwomen@wcupa.edu.

History

The Commission was formed in fall 2011 by the President to: 

  • Examine the Campus Climate Survey data, drilling down into details of responses and anecdotes not previously reported on, particularly related to women’s perceptions;
  • Collect information from focus groups comprised of individuals from diverse areas, backgrounds, ages, and levels of responsibility;
  • Summarize these findings and make recommendations for improving the campus climate for women staff, faculty and students to be presented to President’s Cabinet. The appointment was extended one semester to allow time for focus groups to be wrapped up and for information to be summarized. This report was completed in Spring 2014.

 

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