Our Mission

Our Story

Marshall University’s Women’s Center was founded in 1976 by three female faculty members in response to women’s great and growing need to empower themselves. The Women’s Center has evolved from the modest facility in a storage closet to an integral part of Marshall campus life, now located with Student Services in Prichard House.


The Center strives to ensure a campus community in which women and men can live and work together in a mutually respectful and supportive environment where equality, responsibility, and personal empowerment are encouraged and fostered. Following a feminist model of empowerment, the Center works toward fostering, recognizing, and affirming the abilities, accomplishments, and potential of Marshall women. Through a variety of educational programs, culturally-diverse events, resource opportunities, and comprehensive support services, Marshall Women’s Center strives to address the needs of women of Marshall and the surrounding community.