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The Womxn of Color Retreat (WOCR) focuses on awareness-building, reflection and actualization. Sponsored by the NC State Women’s Center and campus partners, WOCR serves any self-identified womxn of color, inclusive of cis, trans, femme, and gender-queer Latinx and/or Hispanic, Indigenous and/or Native, Black, African, Asian, Pacific Islander, Desi American and those of any multiracial group at NC State University.

The Womxn of Color Retreat (WOCR) aims to create a just space where womxn of color can express themselves, explore their multiple realities and intersecting identities and discover the intricacies of power, leadership, sisterhood and scholarship. The retreat is open to undergraduate and graduate student self-identified womxn of color who seek to challenge, explore and nurture themselves authentically through self-exploration with other womxn of color.

Participants of the Womxn of Color Retreat have the opportunity to create bonds with other students as well as faculty and staff of color as we collectively take ownership of our authentic identities as womxn from varying cultural backgrounds, gender and/or sexual expressions and religious and/or spiritual backgrounds. By nurturing ourselves individually and collectively we strengthen community bonds to create positive self-care and academic fortitude, positively affecting our connection to and impact on our campus.

Dates: October 10th – 13th (Field Facilitators; October 9th – 13th)
Location: Franklinton Center at Bricks (TBD: Under Contract)      
  • Registration is open until September 11, 2019
  • All who register should hold September 25, 2019 from 6 – 8 P.M. for a WOCR pre-retreat meeting in Talley, Student Union, Room 5210 (Women’s Center).

For information about previous retreats check out these Diversity Digest articles: 2018 WOCR & 2017 WOCR.


Visit us during our Interest Sessions! All located in the Women’s Center, Talley 5210 (5th Floor)
  • August 20, 4 – 6:00 P.M.
    Will include the 2018 Womxn of Color Retreat Collective and their reflections of last year’s retreat. Snacks will be provided. 
  • August 22, 12 – 1:30 P.M.
    Join us for a Lunch and Learn about WOCR. Bring your lunch and join us in the Women’s Center lounge to learn more. Light snacks will be provided. 
  • September 4, 5 – 6:30 P.M.
    Join us for the final info session to learn more about WOCR. 
Register for an interest session at
Applications open until September 11, 2019
Application for the Womxn of Color Retreat is now open! Don’t wait until the fall to apply. Application review and selection will happen quickly, therefore, late applications will not be considered.


The application for Field Facilitators for the 2019 Womxn of Color Retreat (WOCR) is open. Application and nomination deadline is June 15, 2019.
For questions regarding the WOCR please contact Angela Gay in the Women’s Center.


In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, NC State will honor requests for reasonable accommodations made by individuals with disabilities. Requests can be served more effectively if notice is provided at least 10 days before the event. For more information, please contact the Women’s Center at 919.515.2012.