Penn Women's Center

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One of the nation's oldest Women's Centers, Penn Women’s Center (PWC) works with students, staff and faculty of all genders and identities. The Center’s mission is to promote gender justice, and to empower, support, and advance personal and professional development for the Penn community. We offer a welcoming space for studying, relaxing, hosting meetings and workshops, or teaming up for feminist engagement projects.

Points of Contact

Elisa Foster
Associate Director - Penn Women's Center
Sherisse Laud-Hammond
Director - Penn Women's Center


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Services Offered

- Confidential options counseling - Lactation resources - On-Campus Community spaces (Environmental Education Kitchen, Lactation Room, Terrace Garden & BBQ, Multimedia Lending Library, assorted meeting rooms) - Virtual community spaces - Student group advising and mentoring - Workshops and events

Signature Events

We support student organizations and signature campus programs such as Women's Week, Take Back the Night, OWN IT Conference, and the Body Reclamation Campaign. PWC also hosts study breaks, and annual homecoming and alumni events.