Carolina Women's Center

Established in 1997, the Women's Center is the home for information and programs related to women and gender equity at Carolina. Center staff work with the campus and community to educate and advocate for gender equity and women's empowerment. The proposal for such a center came from a recommendation made by a student organization called the Women's Issues Network, which was further supported by a Task Force on Women at Carolina, convened in 1995. Regular programs sponsored by the Women's Center include HAVEN (Helping Advocates for Violence Ending Now) workshops to train allies for survivors of sexual assault and relationship violence, an informational program for expectant mothers called What to Expect When You're Expecting @ UNC, and Women's/Gender Week. The center is currently housed in the Stone Center and serves students, faculty, and staff.