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 Starts New Academic Support Groups

UM-Flint Starts New Academic Support Groups

UM-Flint has launched two new academic support programs, with one for non-traditional students and one specifically for students who are parents.

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.