Boise State Women’s Center helps students reach potential

Boise State Women’s Center helps students reach potential

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At the Boise State Women’s Center, we help students, nontraditional and traditional, achieve their academic goals and realize their full potential through educational outreach and support services. We provide a safe haven for students of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, classes, abilities, nationalities and sexual orientations.

We’re a great place to meet people and become part of a community, discuss how gender can impact your life, and say what’s on your mind. Maybe you’ve been out of school for a while and your anxious about attending college? We’d love to meet you and share our resources to help you succeed.

In addition to promoting awareness about campus policies and programs that affect women and the LGBTQIA community (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, Intersex and Ally), we concentrate on ally development and provide support to students who identify within the community.

Our Violence Prevention and Support Coordinator, Adriane Bang, is a professional full-time social worker. She can meet with anyone from the campus community in a confidential setting to discuss personal or academic roadblocks. She specializes in providing support to campus members impacted by stalking, relationship violence and sexual assault.

Our Peer Educators focus on creating a variety of programs related to gender, bystander intervention and healthy relationships. If you’re interested in helping to plan or put on an event, please let us know. We regularly cosponsor presentations, films, panel discussions and guest speakers with student groups, resident advisors or organizations, and we can tailor programs for your community.
Located on the second floor of the Student Union, the WC features two lounges: one to reserve for student organization meetings, class projects, etc., and one specifically for LGBTQIA students. A lactation room is also available; drop in or make a reservation. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. For more information, call 426-4259 or visit womenscenter.boisestate.edu.