Women*s Initiatives

 Shirts hanging from 2015 Clothesline Project
Several women engaged in protest holding signs that read, broadly, Rape is not a privilege, my status as a victim is so coveted taht I moved schools because I was taunted by my rapist and his friends. Survivors of sexual assault deserve love and honor.
 Students, facuty and staff celebrating global sisterhood

Women*s Initiatives is a unit within the Division of Student Life's Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion, focusing its efforts on:

  • supporting women's personal and professional development, leadership, and empowerment;
  • educating the campus about women's and gender issues; and
  • advocating for gender equity within the University and beyond.

Looking for information about a women's, gender, and sexuality-related academic major or minor?

Visit Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies in the College of Arts and Science. 

Request a Tour

We invite classes and groups to tour the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion so you can see for yourself what the Center has to offer and learn more about our resources, programs, and events.

To schedule a visit, call 513-529-1510 or email csdi@MiamiOH.edu to arrange a time between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Request a Presentation

If you’d like a staff member from Women*s Initiatives to visit your class or group, call 513-529-1510 or email csdi@MiamiOH.edu to schedule a time. Staff are available to visit classes and groups to share information about the Center for Student Diversity & Inclusion’s resources, programs, and events. Topical presentations are also available.

Request an RA Bulletin Board

Women*s Initiatives interns create pre-made bulletin boards on a variety of women’s and gender-related topics each year. Topics have included women in politics, womanism, and ending the STI stigma.

To request a bulletin board, call the Center at 513-529-1510 or email csdi@MiamiOH.edu.

Get Involved

Take a WGS Class

Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (WGS) is is a dynamic, interdisciplinary program in the College of Arts and Science that investigates how our lives are affected by gender race, class, age, sexuality, religion, (dis)ability, gender identity, and nationality. Both a WGS major and minor are available to undergraduate students. The WGS program also offers two thematic sequences and a graduate concentration.

Apply for a Women*s Center Internship

fall interns

Our student interns enrich their Miami experience through education, activism, and leadership development. The internship is a paid student staff position within the Women*s Center. Applications are solicited in the spring.

Do a Graduate Practicum at the Women*s Center

Work directly with undergraduates and help coordinate Women’s Center programs. Flexible to meet your interests!

Create Your Own Experience

Are you looking for ways to get involved in social justice or community outreach activities related to women's and gender issues? Do you have a project that you'd like to develop and implement? Need some help talking through your ideas and identifying opportunities or resources?

Stop by the Women*s Center and speak with our staff.