Welcome to the Women's Educational Center!

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.

We value:


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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Women's Autobiographies Writing Group

Every Thursday through April 2015
Alvin D. Loving Lounge,  University Center
Please bring your own lunch.

During these lunch hour meetings we will spend 30 minutes writing about our memories. We will then spend 30 minutes sharing them and discussing the historical and collective contexts within which our memories and experiences emerge. Please feel welcome to join, especially if you have never written about your life before. By the end of the summer you will have collected several vignettes that you can even use to write your own memoir or autobiography.

Saru Jayaraman: Behind the Kitchen Door Lecture

Tuesday, March 24

5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Michgan Rooms A-C, UCEN

How do restaurant workers live on some of the lowest wages in America? And how do poor working conditions discriminatory labor practices, exploitation, and unsanitary kitchens affect the meals that arrive at our restaurant tables? Saru Jayaraman, who launched the national restaurant workers' organization Restaurant Opportunities Centers United, sets out to answer these questions by following the lives of restaurant workers in New York City, Washington, D.C., Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Chicago, Houston, Miami, Detroit, and New Orleans.

Take Back the Night

Tuesday, April 7

5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Happenings Room, UCEN

Please join us To Take Back the Night and take a stand against sexual violence!  Events include a rally, speak out, and march and reception.  Program co-sponsored by the Anthropology Club, Criminal Justice Club. Ellen Bommarito LGBT Center, Interfraternity Council, Students for Free Thought, and Women's Educational Center.

Our International Community

Tuesday, April 7, 2015|Guest Facilitators: Ayana Ghosh , Nakshidil Saiden and Asinda Sirignano

7:30 PM – 9:00 PM| Dinner will be served

Intercultural Center/1st Floor UCEN

Our international population shares many of the same needs as domestic students; however, they also face restrictions unique to their enrollment such as their inability to work off campus. Are there ways in which the campus may support and uplift international students to ensure their Flint experience is meaningful?

Antonia Darder, Ph.D.

April 15, 2015

Dr. Antonia Darder is a distinguished international Freirian scholar. She holds the Leavey Presidential Endowed Chair of Ethics and Moral Leadership at Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles and is Professor Emerita of Education Policy, Organization, and Leadership at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign. Her scholarship focuses on issues of racism, political economy, social justice, and education. Her work critically engages the contributions of Paulo Freire to our understanding of inequalities in schools and society. 

Join the speakers for in-depth conversations at the Sullenger Dialogues prior to each luncheon 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. These discussions are free and open to the public.

Reshma Saujani

April 22, 2015

Reshma Saujani is the Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code, a national non-profit organization working to close the gender gap in technology and prepare young women for jobs of the future. 

Join the speakers for in-depth conversations at the Sullenger Dialogues prior to each luncheon 10:00 a.m. in the Michigan Rooms, Harding Mott University Center. These discussions are free and open to the public.