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Women’s Resource Center

_lnp6926The Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center was established to support, educate, empower and celebrate women. Through a variety of programs and resources the center serves to promote an understanding about equality issues, the contributions of women and the challenges facing women in today’s society.

Programming at the Center focuses on issues relevant to college students. We participate in the White House “It’s On Us” initiative and the center regularly presents programming around Title IX issues. A student advisory board helps create and execute other programming appealing to both women and men, including Open Mic nights, panel presentations on topical issues such as body acceptance/positivity and gender stereotypes, and annual events like a scavenger hunt during Women’s History Month (March) and observance of equal pay day.

The Center is home to The Olivet College Chapter of the National Organization for Women. This group of students works within the framework of NOW’s five priority issues, members advocate for and take action on gender equity issues.The Center works with other student groups such as the Black Student Union and the Gay Straight Alliance in programming and presentations. We will also be working with off campus groups such as the local chapter of the Human Trafficking Task Force.

The Center is located in Mott Academic building, Room 111. The center is open for studying and group meetings from 3-9 p.m. several days during the week. It’s a quiet, safe space to simply relax, read and talk.

For more information please contact Cynthia Noyes, director of the Betsy Dole Women’s Resource Center, at 269.749.7144 or cnoyes@olivetcollege.edu. Feel free to stop by the center to check it out anytime!

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