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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

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month

The goal of SAAM is to raise awareness about sexual violence and to educate people about prevention. Various organizations and departments are holding events throughout April to encourage members of the UCSD community to take a stand against sexual violence.

See the calendar of SAAM events here.


 Upcoming Programs 

Check out our full Spring 2014 calendar here!

Climate Survey Listening Session for Students
Thursday l April 24 l 4 – 5:30 pm
Women’s Center

The VC-EDI has been holding a series of Listening Sessions for students at the Campus Community Centers to identify and respond to important student issues in the Climate Survey.  At this session, held at the Women's Center, the Climate Survey results relating to students will be discussed and we invite your ideas and recommendations on areas that require action.
Light refreshments will be served.

Smalltalk, Handshakes, and Action,
Fighting Rape Culture and Deconstructing Gender Spoken Word Performance by Guante
Friday l April 18 l 5-7pm
Price Center Theater

GUANTE is a hip hop artist, two-time National Poetry Slam champion, social justice activist, educator and writer. He and/or his work has appeared on Upworthy, MSNBC, Racialicious, Feministing, MPR, the Progressive, City Pages’ “Artists of the Year” list and URB Magazine’s “Next 1000” list. He's shared bills with Talib Kweli, Saul Williams, Brother Ali, Dead Prez, Sage Francis, Andrea Gibson, Doomtree, Zion I and more. Guante also founded the MN Activist Project and Hip Hop Against Homophobia concert series, writes articles at Opine Season and elsewhere, and facilitates writing/performance workshops for youth.
To learn more about Guante, please visit his website here.
This event is co-sponsored by Greek Life, Associated Students, Women’s Center, and other organizations.


A Conversation with Janet Mock
Thursday l May 1 | 7:00pm - doors open at 6:00pm
UC San Diego Price Center Theatre

This conversation is free and open to the public.  For parking, please park at the Gilman Parking Structure for $2 per hour or Lot P406 for $1 per hour.
Check out the flyer here






Hours of Operation:

Academic Year Hours:
Monday, 9am-7pm
Tuesday, 9am-7pm
Wednesday, 9am-7pm
Thursday, 9am-7pm
Friday, 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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