WC Closed 4/27

The Women’s Center will be CLOSED on Friday, April 27th following Take Back the Night Rally, March and Speak Out Against Sexual and Domestic Violence.

If you are in need of immediate assistance please contact the Office of the Dean of Students at 541.346.3216.

For 24/7 confidential support and resources about sexual violence, please call 541.346.SAFE or visit SAFE.uoregon.edu.

For support and resources about incidents of bias or hate, please visit RESPECT.uoregon.edu. 

 Please take so much care.

Spring Term Book Aid

Funds are limited! Please apply ASAP!

Please list all books needed, we will purchase what we can if you are selected for Bookaid, the purchase amount varies each term.

The Women’s Center is Hiring Office Assistants!

Please be advised there is a quick turnaround for this deadline extension.

All Office Assistant Applicants must have Federal Work Study in order to be eligible for the position.

Office Assistant Position Description

The Women’s Center seeks to provide leadership skills through experiential learning opportunities and empowerment. Our center focuses on bridging classroom learning and student activism. The WC provides education, advocacy and support via resources, referral, event coordination, support groups, lactation space, quarterly magazine, community outreach, cultural events co-sponsored with various organizations/departments, etc. in order to promote a safe, equitable and affirming campus climate for people of all genders. Student Office Assistants are vital to the mission of the center’s services and programming efforts.

The Mission:

The mission of the Women’s Center is to advocate for the best educational and working environment for women and people of all genders at the University of Oregon. We accomplish this by working toward societal change, the ending of oppression and by supporting personal growth.


Office Assistants are the public face of all work of the Women’s Center. Office Assistants lead general awareness campaigns about the Women’s Center’s programs, events and services. Office Assistants work as part of a 20 person staff, supervised by the Women’s Center Director and Administrative Program Assistant.

Yearly WC Events:

  • Red Zone Sexual Violence Awareness Campaign
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month Toiletry Drive
  • Women of Color Retreat/Allyship Symposium
  • Lyllye B. Parker Women of Color Speaker Series
  • International Women’s Day Celebration
  • Take Back the Night
  • OUT/LOUD Queer and Trans Women’s Performance Fest

Location: The Women’s Center, EMU Room 012

Compensation: $10 hour, 5-10 hours per week

Start date: September 2017     

End date: June 2018


  • Develop high visibility awareness campaigns for the Women’s Center
    • Class raps each term about WC and resources
    • Tabling about our office
    • Create promotional items
    • Develop innovative ways to promote involvement of the general student body in the Women’s Center
  • Serve as a greeter in the Women’s Center by:
    • welcoming people to the office and helping them feel they belong
    • providing support, information and referrals and explain our services
    • being up-to-date on Women’s Center events in order to provide necessary information to visitors and callers
    • updating desk resource guide with current staff contact information, schedule, and information about events
    • maintaining the social area in the lounge and front desk
    • offering a hospitable and problem-solving attitude to visitors
    • assisting visitors who use the Women’s Center library, maintaining the library system
    • seek out resources when unaware so no one coming to the Women’s Center feels under-served
  • Organize the toiletry drive with local domestic violence service provider for Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October) programming
  • Assists with advertising for all center-related events

 Inter-Office Support:

  • Assist with the functioning of the center (answering phones, taking messages, greeting people, etc.)
  • General office support including photocopying, delivering, picking up, or posting materials on campus, working on special projects, assisting with mailings, keeping the display area current, fundraising and maintaining the library
  • Help coordinate center events and reviewing and approving requests for co-sponsorships made to the center

Prerequisite Skills/Requirements:

  • Ability to work and learn with people from diverse backgrounds; to work under occasional time pressure; to listen, communicate and write effectively; to take directions and follow through on projects and assignments; to have self-initiative; to meet time commitments on scheduled work hours; to attend weekly staff meetings and occasional training sessions.
  • Must have a personal commitment and sensitivity to creating a welcoming environment for all women (including, but not limited to, women of color, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer women, nontraditional students, international women, mothers, disabled women and members of all religious and ethnic groups).
  • Understanding of intersectionality of all underrepresented communities and why our services for all women reflect on multiple communities.
  • Willingness to be challenged and grow in a supportive environment.
  • Education about or commitment to feminism is preferred.

How to Apply:

Applicants are screened and the top candidates are offered interviews. Applications are submitted online via the form below. Requirements also include a resume and a list of two references to be uploaded.

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The Women’s Center will be closed Friday 4/28 following Take Back the Night Rally, March & Speak Out Against Sexual Violence. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Day of Service 2016


“On January 18th—MLK Day—millions of volunteers around the country will give back to their communities and we hope you will join them! Last year the Holden Center sent over 200 students, faculty and staff out into the community and this year will hope to make an even larger impact. We are working with 12 community partners: Walama Restoration, Hendricks Park, Arc of Lane County, Ophelia’s Place, St Vincent de Paul, and many more.

Registration is required and available online at serve.uoregon.edu under Service Events.

There will be two community service shifts (9-12pm and 1-4pm) on the 18th.

If you have any questions feel free to call the Holden Center at 541-346-1146 or email us at serve@uoregon.edu

Thank you for working with the Holden Center and helping your community!”



Women Only Opportunities at the REC

Facility Open Rec Opportunities:

Women’s Only Weight Training; Monday through Friday, 3-5pm in the Fitness Block

Women’s Only Swim: Tuesday and Thursdays 1:00-2:00pm & Friday 2:00-3:00pm

Programming (sign up at the Rec Service Center):

Small Group Training: Women’s Only Olympic Lifting: Mondays and Wednesdays @ 4pm in the Fitness Block ($60/6 weeks)

Group Exercise: Women’s Only Fitness Factory WOD (Workout of the Day): Tuesdays and Thursdays @ 6:15pm (must purchase a Group X pass)

 Physical Education Classes (register on Duckweb):

PEAQ 201 Women’s Swimming I: TR 13:00-13:50

PEMA 199 Women’s Self Defense: MW 12:00-12:50 & F 12:00-13:20 or TR 10:00-10:50 & F 10:00-11:20

PEW 211 Women’s Weight Training: TR 9:00-9:50

New Women’s & Gender Studies Classes Added


NEW WGS classes just added!

Register at http://classes/pls/prod/hwskdhnt.p_search?term=201501
– WGS 199 – Gender and Pop Culture
– WGS 331 – Sci/Technol & Gender – Fembot Women
– WGS 399 – Gender and Muslim Modernity
– WGS 410/510 – Feminist Science Fiction
– QST/ WGS 422/522 – Advanced Queer Theory & Cultural Studies
– QST/ WGS 422/522 – Explicit Sex and Politics

WGS199: Gender & Popular Culture – “Welcome to the Whedonverse:
Feminism, Fandom, and Popular Culture” – Edmond Chang
– This class will take up the challenge of reading, exploring, and critiquing popular culture through the lenses of scholarship, television, film, and everyday media. Specifically, we will look at the works and fandoms of Joss Whedon—including Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly, Dr. Horrible’s Sing-Along Blog, Much Ado About Nothing, and The Avengers—to unpack and analyze the intersections of race, gender, sexuality, and other formations.

WGS 331 – Gender, Science, and Technology- The Fembot, Women, and the Construction of Difference in Film and Media – Margaret Rhee In this course, we will investigate the cinematic and media representations of the female robot—the fembot. Drawing from theorist Donna Haraway’s essay, “The Cyborg Manifesto,” we will analyze representations of the robot and themes such as gendered labor, sexuality, and intimacy through a feminist and science and technology lens.

WGS 399 – Gender and Muslim Modernites – Nadia Loan This course aims to introduce students to the diversity of gender roles in various parts of the Muslim world and the role of contextual forces such as colonialism, nationalism, globalization etc. in forging gender identities. In the first half of the course we will consider how colonial and nationalist regimes participated in shaping and redefining gender relations as well as notions of the feminine in the Muslim world.
The second half of course will look more closely at the manner in which gender and identity is interwoven with and produced through new and emerging political, cultural and religious practices in the present.

WGS 410/510 – Feminist Science Fiction – Carol Stabile In the words of author and linguist Suzette Haden Elgin, “SF is the only genre of literature in which it’s possible for a writer to explore the question of what this world would be like if you could get rid of [X], where [X] is filled in with any of the multitude of real world facts that constrain and oppress women.” Science fiction has also provided a space for feminist writers to explore relationships with science, technology, and identity, unfettered by the sexist constraints of professions or institutions and outside the generic conventions of other types of fiction.In this course, we will be looking at feminist science fiction as a form of theory, as a strategy for thinking critically about the present and imagining “what this world would be like” under different circumstances.

QST/ WGS 422/522 – Advanced Queer Theory & Cultural Studies – Edmond Chang This advanced class will offer an intensive survey of the key terms, texts, and questions of the interdisciplinary fields that make up queer theory and cultural studies, paying particular attention to recent debates and conversations. Through the lenses literature, scholarship, new and old media, and even popular culture, we will engage gender, sexuality, race, nation, (dis)ability, technology, and other identities and intersectionalities.

QST/ WGS 422/522 – Explicit Sex and Politics – Margaret Rhee This course on “Explicit Sex and Politics” draws upon the work of queer feminist writers and activists such as Kathy Acker, Juana Maria Rodriguez, Samuel Delany, Audre Lorde, and Joel Tan. Through close examination of these texts and queer theory, we will explore questions of power, culture, and representations of queer sex as activist strategy. When is “explicit” sex a feminist and queer activist strategy?
How does sex border our notions of queer activism and the “romance” of community?
Register today and secure your seat!