Our Mission

The mission of the Women’s Educational Center is to support women and all students, staff, faculty, as well as community members, in their academic goals; to deepen and enrich awareness of and education about gender issues; and to oppose inequities and barriers imposed on women.

We envision a world in which people of all genders are equally valued and safe; confront no barriers related to economic, political, or social practice; and have equal opportunities to participate in transforming their communities.

 

Our Values

Integrity - We treat all those we serve with dignity and respect and strive to create a safe space for women.

Education and Learning - We value education and learning as transformative processes.

Collaboration and Partnership - We collaborate with campus organizations, faculty, staff, students, community members and groups to meet the needs of women.

Advocacy - We practice care, empathy, recognition, and autonomy in advocacy efforts on behalf of women.

Social Justice - We believe in transparency and feminist activism that works for the economic, political, and social equality of all people.

 

 

WEC in the News

UM-Flint Hosts Presidential Debate Watch

UM-Flint Hosts Presidential Debate Watch

UM-Flint will host a Presidential Debate Watch September 26, with faculty leading discussions after the viewing.

UM-Flint 2016-17 Common Read: Between the World and Me

UM-Flint 2016-17 Common Read: Between the World and Me

UM-Flint invites campus and community members to join in the 2016-17 Common Read with Ta-Nehisi Coates' "Between the World and Me." Our shared reading experience begins September 14 at the Kick-Off Event.

UM-Flint Alumna Transfers Business Skills to Social Work Field

UM-Flint Alumna Transfers Business Skills to Social Work Field

Social work is the perfect career for this graduate who previously worked in the restaurant business.

Phenom Fire 2016 Brings Conversation to UM-Flint

Phenom Fire 2016 Brings Conversation to UM-Flint

On Friday, June 24, 2016, UM-Flint will host Phenom Fire: A Talk About Feminism, Womanism, and Female Fusion. This symposium aims to be “intentional about cross cultural conversations. A dialogue about intersectionality.”