Abigail Quigley McCarthy Center for Women
The Center actively supports the University mission by affirming the dignity of women and fostering their intellectual and leadership potential. As a program, the Center coordinates majors and minors in Women's Studies and related fields, seeks to integrate scholarship on women across the curriculum, sponsors grants and awards, and provides events and activities focusing on people across gender identities. As a catalyst for change, the Center sponsors research and action projects addressing diverse women's concerns, brings people together for difficult dialogues, and builds a community of faculty and student scholars working on issues of race, class, gender, and other differences. As a place, the Center houses books, periodicals, unpublished research, conference reports, and other information relating to women; provides an environment to share ideas; and creates and encourages networks of and for women.