Campus, Community, and Student Groups affiliated with the Women’s Center
An association supporting the interests of faculty and professional women at the University of Idaho. Athena provides a means for professional women to become acquainted with each other and to share mutual interests, activities and concerns, particularly as they relate to academic/administrative responsibilities; provides a structure by which professional women, as a group, can consider issues and make recommendations to bodies such as the University Administration, the Faculty Council and its committees, and the Women’s Center; furthers the growth and effectiveness of university women through professional programs; and supports the educational efforts of women through stipends and/or scholarships. For more information, please contact Elissa Keim
, Athena President, or visit the Athena Website
Working on a thesis or dissertation is quite challenging for graduate students. If you are in need of some support, encouragement, and accountability amongst fellow graduate students, join our weekly Dissertation Divas group! We meet every Friday morning from 9:00-10:00 am
in the Women's Center lounge. We share our research questions, struggles, and successes with one another and often arrange work group sessions outside of the regular weekly meeting to help keep us all on track. Don't be alone in your journey through this process. Join us! If you have more questions contact Colleen Kulesza at firstname.lastname@example.org
A social activist group dedicated to the fight for equality of all genders. As a group, we also stand up for the rights of LGBTQ, multicultural, and other minority individuals. If you believe in equity for all persons, this is the club for you! NOTE: This group is currently inactive. If you are interested in reviving it, please email Lysa Salsbury for more information.
GAY-STRAIGHT ALLIANCE (GSA):
The mission of the Gay Straight Alliance is to promote a positive and inclusive atmosphere for all people. The GSA strives to encourage individual growth and understanding by improving visibility and providing support for queer people and allies. Weekly meetings:
Wednesdays at 8:15 pm in the Student Diversity Center. E-mail
GSA for more information.
MOSCOW WOMEN’S GIVING CIRCLE:
A giving circle is comprised of individuals who come together, combine donations in a shared fund, decide collectively where to give the money, and learn about their community and philanthropy. We are a group of local women who care deeply about Moscow, Idaho, and are committed to making it a wonderful place to live. By pooling our money, we fund grassroots efforts that improve life for residents of our community and Latah County, address local environmental concerns, and enhance community resources. For more information, please email
or visit the Giving Circle website
SEXUAL ASSAULT SUPPORT GROUP:
College life is challenging no matter what you bring to campus. Developing a close circle of friends who understand what you are dealing with can be a powerful support. For survivors of sexual assault, getting together to talk about everything from self-care and triggers to relationships can make a huge difference in your GPA, as well as your daily life. The University of Idaho’s Violence Prevention Programs and Alternatives to Violence of the Palouse are offering a new support group for female survivors of sexual assault. Please email Virginia Solan at email@example.com
or call her at (208) 885-0688 to learn more. A mixed gender support group also is forming. Contact Virginia for more details. Weekly meetings:
Mondays at 5:30 pm (starting Oct. 7) in the Women's Center.
SOCIETY OF WOMEN ENGINEERS:
The Society of Women Engineers (SWE) is a not-for-profit educational and service organization that empowers women to succeed and advance in the field of engineering, and to be recognized for their life-changing contributions as engineers and leaders. Founded in 1950, SWE is the driving force that establishes engineering as a highly desirable career for women through an exciting array of training and development programs, networking opportunities, scholarships, outreach and advocacy activities, and much more. For more information, email president Amanda Eagle
VOX: Voices for Planned Parenthood:
We exist to educate the university community about reproductive health and rights, to translate increased awareness into pro-choice activism on campus, and serve as a coalition partner to state, national, and international reproductive rights efforts. Weekly meetings:
Tuesdays at 5:00 pm in the Women's Center. Contact president Erika Newman
, or faculty advisor Erin Chapman
for more information.
WOMEN'S OUTDOOR PROGRAMS:
We organize a variety of cooperative women-only outdoor recreational opportunities, including hiking, biking, camping, kayaking, rafting, skiing, snowshoeing, and more! We’re looking for adventurous-minded women who love the outdoors to join our group. If you’d like to try new outdoor activities at your own pace, in a relaxed atmosphere, with lots of support and encouragement, this group is for you! For more information, please contact Mike Beiser
. Also, every Wednesday night from 9:00-11:00 pm is Women’s Climbing Night
at the Student Recreation Center Climbing Center, 208-885-6810.