Programs & Events

Fall Semester

Open House

Open House Reception with the GU WC and the LGBTQ Resource Center at the begining of each Fall semester. Like our facebook pages to stay updated!

Elect Her

Elect Her is a program put on with the help of the American Association of University Women and Running Start. It is designed to prepare students for leadership roles and to get young women interested in running for elected positions at Georgetown University and beyond. It is a 3 hour interactive training with aspects such as building your elevator speech and building confidence in yourself. Student participants also hear from local student representatives and an elected female official. Past speakers have included DC Councilwoman Anita Bonds and Vicechairwoman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, Penelope Gross.

Are You Ready

Are You Ready? Are You Ready is a campus wide sponsored program to raise awareness about sexual assault and assist community members in helping friends and family members. The annual  Are You Ready? program typically takes place in October. If you are interested in joining Are You Ready or becoming a member of the Sexual Assault Peer Educators please email womenscenter@georgetown.edu

October Awareness Campaigns

October is Domestic and Intimate Partner Violence Awareness Month. The Red Flag Campaign is sponsored by Health Education Services and partner offices across campus to challenge students to think about and understand unhealthy red flags that may occur in their relationships. Georgetown student group Take Back the Night hosts an awareness week called These Hands Don’t Hurt to raise awareness about dating and intimate partner violence For more information email gutakebackthenight@gmail.com. The GU WC provides support and co-sponsorship of each event.

In partnership with the LGBTQ Resource Center and various student groups the GU WC co-sponsors events for National Coming Out Week every October.

Feminist Roundtable

Interested in chatting about feminism, sexism and the latest topics that impact the lives of women and our community. Stop by the Feminist Roundtable for discussion and dialogue. Topics and event information will be posted on our Facebook page. Like us on Facebook to get the latest details!

VOICES RETREAT

Our retreat is focused on leadership, gender and social justice while creating space for participants to explore identity and intersections that impact their daily lives and work at Georgetown University. We are building community across difference.

Spring Semester

Community in Diversity & Dr. Martin Luther King Jr Day - Every year the campus community comes together to celebrate community in diversity with events and programs that honor the work and life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

March is Women's History Month

Every March the Women's Center engages the Georgetown community in a series of events focues on Women's History Month and gender equity issues. The GU WC provides a Women's History Month calendar highlighting events happening all over campus. Events include speakers, workshops, donation drives and brown bag lunch events. Please email womenscenter@georgetown.edu to add your event to our calendar or to get involved.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM)

Take Back the Night Week takes place every April. Stay tuned for details about the week and other SAAM events.


Co-sponsorship

An integral part of the Women's Center work is to provide support and outreach for various campus partners and student groups. We work closely to foster growth within the Georgetown Community by co-sponsoring a variety of events through funding, marketing outreach, and logistical support.