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Grand Valley State University. Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity


Administrative History

The Gayle R. Davis Center for Women and Gender Equity (formerly Women's Center) is a unit of the Division of Student Services. In the late 1990s, faculty and staff members and students served on a task force to research development of a center. The Women's Center was officially created in 2001. It focuses on services and programs that support and enhance the growth of women throughout the University. Regardless of gender, it also serves as a place of education and involvement for anyone seeking to further their knowledge and/or advocate on the status of women. The Women’s Center is committed to creating an environment in which the diversity of women is affirmed and appreciated. In response, programs and services are offered in a variety of formats and on many topics. In addition to programs and services, the Women’s Center is also a physical space that provides an area for students to relax in the lounge, complete academic work at study tables, seek resources from the information desk, host meetings in the conference room, or utilize the resource library.

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

HerStory lectures

Identifier: GV044-03
Abstract In the late 1990s, faculty and staff members and students served on a task force to research development of a women's center at the request of faculty, staff and students. The Women's Center was established in 2001 to create meaningful learning experience about women and gender and to advocate for gender justice through the education, engagement, and empowerment of women students and the greater GVSU community. The Center partners with students, faculty, and staff to offer comprehensive and...
Dates: 2004-2012

In Our Own Words: A Journal About Women

 Series — Box: 95
Identifier: GV044-01

Annual journal that provided a safe place for people's voices to emerge, to be heard and to resonate. Submissions were considered for their diversity of thought and presentation. Collected writings submitted by women at GVSU and selected for publication by Women's Center staff.

Dates: 2003-2012

Hispanic Heritage: Life Journeys

 Series — Box: 1
Identifier: GV066-04

Hispanic Heritage: Life Journeys is a publication produced as a collaborative project of the Office of Multicultural Affairs, News and Information Services, and the Women's Center. It contains profiles of Hispanic students, faculty and staff at GVSU.

Dates: 2010

WIB Newsletter

 Series — Box: 96
Identifier: GV044-02

News publication put out by the Women's Information Bureau covering local and campus news concerning issues, services, and activities pertaining to women. Formerly Women's Information Bureau Newsletter. April 1977-April 1982.

Dates: 1977-1982

Women's Center. CVPT Magazine

 Series — Box: 80
Identifier: GV028-41
Abstract In October 2010, the Grand Valley State University's Women's Center received a three-year VAWA grant from the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women. Through that grant the Women's center produced CVPT Magazine. The magazine contains information about the issues of sexual assault and domestic violence, as well as resources and services to suport victims and survivors. It also includes information and support about healthy relationships and ways that men can participate...
Dates: 2011