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Welcome to the Women's Center

a unit of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The UCSD Women's Center is a space in which people work collaboratively to foster the educational, professional, and personal development of diverse groups of women. The Center provides education and support to all members of UCSD regarding gender issues, with the goal of promoting an inclusive and equitable campus community.

Since opening in 1996, the UCSD Women's Center has served as a safe space and home environment for people of diverse backgrounds offering support, information and resources on gender and family issues.

At the Women's Center we work to:

  • Increase awareness and understanding of issues pertaining to gender, family, and the equality of all sexes
  • Explore the meaning and impact of diversity in women’s lives
  • Facilitate discussions on gender issues which enrich the educational, research, and creative climate on campus
  • Facilitate experiential learning, promote self-awareness, foster leadership development, encourage dialogue and challenge traditional notions of diversity
  • Provide information and referral support services on gender-related issues
  • Create networking opportunities within and across diverse communities to enhance the experience of women at and after UCSD
  • Provide support to the campus community on gender and family issues

Upcoming Events 

Women’s Center Welcome Week Fest
Wednesday l October 1 l 4-6pm

Join the Women’s Center for our annual Welcome Week Fest! We’ll have arts & crafts, a resource fair, FREE ice cream sundae bar, and opportunities to connect with new people. ALL are welcome! This event is Co-sponsored by the Welcome Week Committee and Critical Gender Studies.


Love Your Body Day
Wednesday l October 22 l 2-5pm
Women's Center (Above Hi-Thai and near the Main Gym)

Love Your Body Day is an annual celebration of positive body image and a chance to push back against the negative messages we receive about our bodies from the media. We’ll have educational displays, crafting, FREE massages, food, workshops, and fun! Join us for a celebration of YOU!


VOICES: First Year Women’s Leadership Retreat
Saturday l October 25 l 8am-4:30pm
Women’s Center (Above Hi-Thai and near the Main Gym)

The VOICES Leadership Retreat is a day-long retreat open to first-year women students at UCSD. Through community building, reflection, and interactive workshops, participants will develop their voice and uncover their leadership potential. Applications are available at women.ucsd.edu and are due by Thursday, October 16th. Please contact Cecily Nelson-Alford at cnelsona@ucsd.edu for more information.






Summer Hours of Operation:

Monday, 9am-4pm
Tuesday, 9am-4pm
Wednesday, 9am-4pm
Thursday, 9am-4pm
Friday, 9am-1pm 

The Women's Center will
be closed 9/22-9/26,
our staff training.

Academic year hours
of operation will begin
on 10/2, as follows:
Fridays, 9am-3pm

Office Contact:
Phone: (858) 822-0074
Fax: (858) 822-1577
Email: women@ucsd.edu

Mailing Address:
UCSD Women's Center
9500 Gilman Drive, 0096
La Jolla, CA 92093-0096

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