Office of The President

Commission on the Status of Women

The President’s Commission on the Status of Women is the umbrella organization that monitors and improves the campus climate for women. The commission promotes gender equity in sports and awards grants from the Women’s Issues Endowment. It is instrumental in recruiting students and faculty for the State System Women’s Consortium’s Annual Undergraduate Women’s Leadership Institute.

The commission has been instrumental in supporting several initiatives on campus, including the establishment in 1993 of the Elsie S. Shenk Women’s and Wellness Center and the Women’s Studies minor, also in 1993.