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Center for Women and Gender Equity


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Center for Women and Gender Equity

705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 220
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2122
Fax: 610-436-3160

Mon-Fri: 9am-5pm

About Us

Since 1974, we have been celebrating, honoring, and empowering our campus community. We do this through a diverse range of educational programs, resources, and advocacy for all people.

The Center for Women and Gender Equity (CWGE) is a confidential resource where you can report incidents of sexual misconduct (dating/domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and harassment). We will provide you the support and resources you need to take your next steps.


CWGE promotes a campus culture and climate that supports principles of social justice, equity, inclusion, and community. We advocate for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and historically marginalized groups at West Chester University.

CWGE provides education, resources, and advocacy primarily on gender-related issues. We facilitate, sustain, and advance dialogue about how gender intersects with race, ethnicity, class, sexual identity, ability, age, and nationality.

Our mission is accomplished through:

  • Educational programs that address a wide range of social justice issues that affect the success, well-being, and empowerment of women.
  • Special events, workshops, and trainings that promote awareness of the ways in which gender bias intersects with racism, classism, homophobia, and other forms of oppression.
  • Leadership opportunities that build confidence and provide skills to enhance the personal and professional growth of women.
  • Coordinating campus wide violence prevention initiatives, including programming designed to engage men as allies in violence prevention.
  • Building allies and partners-in-movement through programming focused on healthier forms of masculinity and the ways in which gender impacts our everyday lives.
  • Confidential support and referrals for students experiencing sexual misconduct.
  • Information and referrals about issues that disproportionately impact women.
  • Advocating for systemic changes that support women and historically marginalized groups.


  • Do you provide women's health services?
  • We are not a health clinic, but we can answer questions about your health concerns. Visit Student Health Services in Commonwealth Hall for your women's health services.

  • Do you provide pregnancy tests?
  • No, we do not offer pregnancy tests. However, if you think you might be pregnant or are pregnant, we can provide you with resources and support. Student Health Services can provide pregnancy tests or you can pick one up at your local pharmacy.

  • I am a guy. Can I visit the CWGE?
  • Yes! Our Masculinity Project focuses on the impact of gender on our everyday experiences. We encourage men to participate in all of our programs.

  • Can I work at the CWGE?
  • Our student staff is funded through work study. Contact us if you are interested in working for the Women's Center.