Our Objectives

The Women’s Center is a proactive resource for meeting the needs of women students, faculty, and staff. Although departments throughout Marshall have the shared responsibility to address these needs, the Women’s Center provides a centralized location where Marshall women’s concerns can be voiced, dealt with directly, and/or referred to other resources with the University and local community.

  • Counseling: To provide access to individual and group counseling to individuals on issues particularly related to someone, including sexual assault, eating disorders, abusive relationships, and self-esteem, among others. Contact the office for additional information about individual and group counseling opportunities.
  • Informational Resource: To provide available informational materials on women’s topics or issues of concerns through the use of a lending library, resource files, and an audiovisual collection. The Center can provide informational pamphlets from local and national organizations that cover a variety of women’s issues.
  • Educational Programming: To educate the Marshall community on personal, social and political issues and concerns of women by providing educational programming, on and off campus. Programs of particular interest are those related sexual assault, relationship violence, sex role stereotypes, eating disorders, sexual harassment, leadership styles, health, careers, self-esteem, etc. while many of these programs are facilitated by members of the Canter’s staff, the Center also invites speakers and performers to present throughout the year.
  • Support and Advocacy: To advocate and support women students, faculty, and staff when necessary and to proactively advocate by working with the University to identify and remedy concerns of sexual harassment, institutionalized sexism, violence against women, and other conditions which can hinder women’s personal, academic, and professional development.
  • Services and Referrals: To assist all those that seek services from the Center and to make appropriate referrals to other services within the University and/or agencies within the community.