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The NC State Women’s Center is one of four Campus Community Centers (along with the GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs, and the African American Cultural Center) housed under the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED).

The mission of the Women’s Center is to build and create a community of authentic and engaged allies and leaders to pursue gender equity and social justice; enhancing the campus climate through education, advocacy, support and leadership development.

2018 Chocolate Festival

2018 Chocolate Festival

Chocolate… cakes, cookies, pies, ice cream, flowing from fountains… the NC State Chocolate Festival is that and so much more! In addition to all the chocolate, the silent auction, the fun and games, the Chocolate Festival is about breast cancer. Breast cancer shows no discrimination– all ages, all genders, all races and ethnicities – everyone can get breast cancer.

This year, NC State University’s sweetest tradition, the Chocolate Festival, will be held in Talley Student Union on September 28. Hosted by the NC State Women’s Center, the Chocolate Festival incorporates one of America’s sweetest treats in an event that supports and educates about breast cancer. You will be able to sample a variety of different chocolate items from vendors around Wake County. There will be games to play, items to bid on and an opportunity to learn more about breast cancer awareness. Proceeds benefit the Kay Yow Cancer Fund and the NC State Women’s Center.

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FALL 2018

Fall 2018 Information Fair at New Graduate Student Orientation
Aug 20 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Information Fair at New Graduate Student Orientation

Women’s Center Fall Open House
Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join the Women’s Center (Talley 5210), GLBT Center (Talley 5230), and Multicultural Student Affairs (Talley 4261) from 1-3 PM as we welcome new and returning students to our annual fall Open House. Meet the staff, make new friends, and enjoy free food. Also make sure to stop by the African American Cultural Center (Witherspoon 355) from 2-4 PM for their Open House.

WOCR Interest Meeting @ Talley 4101
Aug 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Come find out more about the Womxn of Color Retreat during our Interest Session. Information will be shared regarding the purpose of the retreat, the date, time, and location of the Womxn of Color Retreat, where and how to register, and all other important logistical information. No registration required. Bringing a friend is highly encouraged!

Respect the Pack
Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join over 600 students, faculty and staff in making a commitment to support the values of equality and mutual respect for all people in our diverse community at NC State. Respect the Pack, an event which brings the campus community together, students, faculty and staff alike, paints the Free Expression Tunnel while enjoying performances from diverse student organizations.

Info Session for WomenNC 2018-19 CSW Leadership Training Program
Aug 23 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Information session to learn more about the Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) Local-to-Global-to-Local Leadership Training Program and application process for the 2018-19 academic year.

KOD Listening Party @ Women's Center
Aug 24 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join the Women’s Center for a listening party for J. Cole’s 2018 album, KOD. Come ready to listen to and discuss the themes featured in KOD including Black Masculinity within American society and higher education, drug use in the Black Community, and connections to Michelle Alexander’s, The New Jim Crow and this year’s common read $2.00 a Day: Living on Almost Nothing in America. This program is a part of the College of Education passport program and on the University Scholars Program Calendar. Open to the entire campus community. Partners include the Black Male Initiative and AYA Ambassadors.


Fall IPV Workshops

Fall IPV Workshops

Learn about interpersonal violence prevention from The Movement Peer Educators. The Movement are trained peer educators who lead discussions about various issues of gender equity and violence prevention.

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Women of Color Retreat

Women of Color Retreat

The Women of Color Retreat serves to create a community focused on finding meaning, healing, support, trust, and to reach actualization by focusing on the inner parts of the self.

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Escalation Film Showing

Escalation Film Showing

Women's CenterWomen's Center The Escalation Workshop is a film-based discussion that opens people’s eyes to the warning signs of relationship violence. The workshop consists of a film, Escalation, followed by a guided discussion led by trained peer...

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One of the main functions of the NC State Women’s Center is to help our students connect and form community. The staff of the Center advises and supports student organizations and also keeps students engaged and aware of what’s happening on campus, many times through our ongoing clubs and opportunities for engagement and growth. For more details on any of our standing events below, please check out the calendar.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. The HEED award recognizes universities whose diversity and inclusion efforts show a broad understanding of diversity, including gender, race, ethnicity, military service, disabilities, membership in the LGBT community and more.

NC State is one of 80 universities to receive a 2017 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine. Read more >