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Women's Center


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Women's Center

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 Women's Center 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.


The Women's Center promotes a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women at West Chester University.

The Women's Center serves the diverse needs of WCU women identified people and their male allies. We provide:

  • Confidential support, assistance, and safe space for WCU women in crisis.
  • Educational programs that address a wide range of social justice issues that affect the success, well-being, and empowerment of women worldwide.
  • Leadership and volunteer opportunities for women that build confidence and enhance career goals.
  • Information and referrals about issues that disproportionately impact women, such as sexual assault, relationship violence, sexual harassment, unplanned pregnancy, and disordered eating.
  • 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.


  • 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 Women's Center?
  • Yes! Our Men in Action program 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 Women's Center?
  • Our student staff is funded through work study. Contact us if you are interested in working for the Women's Center.


Our Fall 2015 calendar is now available

Welcome, Libby Thorson! Coordinator of healthy masculinity and violence prevention programs.

New for Spring 2015, Sykes Hosts one of WCU's Lactation Rooms.