Institute For Women
West Chester University
Lawrence Center 220
West Chester, PA 19383
The Institute for Women was initially designated to serve as the parent organization to represent the interests of women on campus. The
Institute is an independent body headed by a director and a board of directors. Along with the Commission on the Status of Women, Women's Center,
and Women's Studies Program, the Institute for Women engages in campus activities for the benefit of women students, faculty, and staff.
The Institute sponsors a number of activities to enhance the self-esteem and career success of women at the University such as the Graduate Grant program and Endowed Book Funds. The Institute also prepares periodic reports on the status of women at the University and has secured Charlotte W. Newcombe Scholarship Grants for mature or second career women for more than 25 years.