Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Awards

The Provost’s Office, UConn Alumni, and the Women’s Center annually sponsor the Outstanding Senior Women Academic Achievement Awards Ceremony, which recognizes women undergraduate and graduate students who have excelled academically within each school/college and demonstrated high achievement in research and service to the University community.  The program also celebrates the recipients of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship, which was established in 1992 to honor current matriculated UConn undergraduate and graduate students and/or a high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, who have demonstrated a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school as a role model or advocate.  A reception is held in their honor during Commencement weekend.



UConn Women’s Advance

Registration is now open for the 2018 UConn Women’s Advance Conference.

The UConn Women’s Advance Conference is a professional development opportunity for women staff, graduate students and faculty at all levels of the University that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment at the University.


Wednesday, May 9, 2018

UConn Hartford Campus and Infinity Hall


Distinguished lecturer at the University of New Haven’s Department of Communication, Film and Media Studies

Robert C. Vance Endowed Chair in Journalism and Mass Communication at Central Connecticut State University



The Women’s Center is hiring for 2018-19

The Women’s Center is hiring for the following positions for the 2018-19 academic year:

Between Women Facilitator

Committee Chair

Greeks Against Sexual Assault Facilitator

Men’s Project Facilitator

VAWPP FYE Peer Facilitator (Fall 2018 only)

Victim/Survivor Support Group Facilitator

Women in STEM Mentor Program Coordinator

Women’s Center Assistant

Please visit https://uconn.studentemployment.ngwebsolutions.com/jobx_findajob.aspx and search for Storrs Student Labor and Women’s Center.


LUNAFEST is a traveling film festival of award-winning short films by, for and about women, and an annual fundraiser for the Women’s Center. This season’s program of six selected films will compel discussion, make you laugh, tug at your heartstrings and motivate you to make a difference in your community. Incredibly diverse in style and content, LUNAFEST is united by a common thread of exceptional storytelling – by, for and about women. Collectively, LUNAFEST films captivate audiences, compel dialogue and arm those who participate with both the knowledge and the motivation to make a difference in their communities. For more information about the films, please visit https://www.lunafest.org/filmmakers

Thursday, March 22 at 5pm in Oak Hall 101

Tickets for the filmfest will be $5 for students and $10 for staff, faculty, and community members and are available for purchase at https://www.events.foundation.uconn.edu/ereg/index.php?eventid=321854.

Tickets will also be available for purchase at the door.  All attendees will be eligible for door prizes from sponsoring organizations.

Start Smart Salary Negotiation Spring Workshops

The Start Smart workshop is specifically designed to empower women college students about to enter the job market with the skills and confidence to successfully negotiate their salary and benefits packages. By learning strategies and practicing effective language, participants gain valuable skills they can use throughout their lives — well beyond their next negotiation.

We will be offering this workshop 3 times this spring on the
3rd Tuesday of the month from 6pm-8:30pm at the Women’s Center.


This is a free workshop, but registration is required below:


February 20 Registration

March 20 Registration

April 17 Registration

Get Involved! Volunteer!

If you are looking to get involved at the Women’s Center or events concerning gender equity, come join our committees.


Programming  works to create and recreate Women’s Center programs which include discussions, film screenings, and interactive activities surrounding topics regarding feminism, body image, media literacy, politics, herstory, and mental health. These include annual programs such as Fat Talk Free Week, Love Your Body Day, Eating Disorders Awareness Week, Start Smart, Women’s Herstory Month, Elect Her, Lunafest, Pay Equity, and Fresh Check Day. Although these are some of the Women’s Center’s signature programs, we plan on organizing additional programs based on educational, cultural, social and developmental needs of students, with the goal of advancing gender equity on campus and in the wider community.

Contact: Alexa Lugo, student3527@ad.uconn.edu

Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm


Marketing promotes the initiatives of the Women’s Center to engage the campus community. This includes the development of all marketing communications including social media, promoting events, and generating advertisements.

Contact: Ming Montgomery, student4328@ad.uconn.edu

Mondays from 6:30pm-7:30pm


Outreach seeks to raise the profile, increase visibility, and promote community awareness of the Women’s Center. The Outreach Committee seeks ways to expand the Center’s capacity through reaching out to and building relationships with other organizations and entities on campus.

Contact: Alex Dutro-Maeda, student4362@ad.uconn.edu

Fridays from 3pm-4pm


Internal Relations is charged with enhancing the physical and social environment of the Women’s Center and creating an inclusive community for sharing ideas on feminism and gender equity.  We will be working on things like archiving, interior decorating, staff meetings, fundraising, community building, organizing, and more!

Contact: Jenny Giri, student4326@ad.uconn.edu

Tuesdays from 6:30pm-7:30pm

Elect Her – UConn Women Win 2018

ElectHer_UConn-01Have you ever thought about running for office, now or in the future?

Register now for this FREE Student Leadership Training Program.

This year’s Elect Her: UConn Women Win training will be held from 1pm to 5pm on Friday, February 9th, 2018, at the Women’s Center on the University of Connecticut Storrs campus. This training will demystify the campaign process and teach you how to develop and communicate an effective message, how to reach out to your constituency, and how to win a campaign!  You will have the chance to learn from experienced facilitators and communications experts, as well as to network with women who currently hold office in Connecticut.

State Senator Mae Flexer will be the keynote.

There is a limited amount of spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

Students interested in participating must register at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/UConnElectHer2018

100 Years of Women Scholarship – Now Accepting Applications

The University of Connecticut’s Women’s Center is pleased to announce the granting of the 100 Years of Women Scholarship Award for the twenty-sixth year. The 100 Years of Women Scholarship Fund was established in 1992 to honor a current matriculated UConn undergraduate or graduate student or a high school senior planning to enroll in the University of Connecticut, who, as a role model or advocate, has demonstrated a commitment to women’s issues through service to their community or school. Applicants must be enrolled for the entire Fall 2018/Spring 2019 academic year. The scholarship award ranges from $750 – $1,000.  Deadline for applications is February 28, 2018. Incomplete applications will not be considered.



2018 Women’s Advance Conference – Call For Proposals




The UConn Women’s Advance Conference is a professional development opportunity for women staff and faculty at all levels of the University that is designed to expand skills, increase knowledge, and enhance networks to promote a more inclusive and supportive working and learning environment at the University.


The UConn Women’s Advance Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals by February 23, 2018 for workshops and presentations for the UConn Women’s Advance Conference to be held on May 9, 2018.

UConn staff, faculty and community professionals are invited to submit proposals that cover a wide range of topics including, but not limited to communication skills, cultural competency, negotiation skills, organizational time-savers, professional networking, leadership development, workplace climate, navigating the tenure process, global engagement and work/life flexibility.




Selection Criteria

Sessions should provide in-depth information, practical ideas, and specific strategies for the attendees to use once they return to their workplace.  Hands-on examples, opportunities to practice new skills, and active participant involvement are encouraged.

Session proposals should contain the necessary information for the proposal reviewers to judge the relevance, quality and potential community interest in the proposed topic.  Proposals should answer the questions: What will attendees take away from the session? What will attendees be able to use in their job/role?

Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of:

  • Connection to one or more conference themes listed above
  • Timeliness/relevance of topic
  • Topic’s contribution to women’s professional development
  • Adaptability of ideas to a variety of roles
  • Diversity of perspectives
  • Diversity of presenters
  • Quality of content
  • Detailed description of session
  • Clearly stated purpose and learning objectives


All proposals must be submitted through the online submission form at
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018AdvanceProposals by February 23, 2018.

Download the 2018 Advance Conference proposal information here or see below.



Due to budgetary considerations, it is not possible to offer an honorarium to workshop presenters; however registration fees will be waived.



Sessions are 1 hour and 30 minutes.  The following information must be provided in the proposal:

Presenter Name/Title/Contact Information (contact information will not be published without permission).

Co-Presenter(s) Name/Title/Contact Information (contact information will not be published without permission).

Session Title: Presentation titles should be descriptive of the content of the session.

Session Type: We welcome a variety of formats:

Panel – This is a more formal, moderated discussion between 3-4 presenters with contrasting or complementary perspectives and a moderator.  Please explain what each presenter will discuss.

Roundtable – This is an interactive session led by one or more presenters that provides the opportunity for participants to engage in discussion and network with others around a common theme or topic.  Please describe the theme or topic in detail, the questions posed to participants, and desired outcomes.

Workshop – This session provides an in-depth review of (or introduction to) a topic of interest to the community, typically provides participants with materials and/or ideas that are immediately useful, and ideally devote significant time to hands-on activities by the attendees.

Session Description: Please limit to 50 words (if the proposal is accepted, this will be used in the program materials.  It may be edited to conform to space constraints).  Be concise and accurate; describe the program in a way that conveys its value and creates a desire to attend your presentation.

Session Outcomes: Articulate two most important outcomes that describe what attendees will gain, rather than what you want to tell them. What strategies, tools and knowledge are included in these outcomes?

Session Levels: The level is determined by the person(s) designing the presentation. The determination is based on the amount and level of information as well as the pace at which the information will be presented to the attendees.

Beginner – The session presents introductory concepts and general understanding of the topic. Attendees have minimal to no prerequisite knowledge and limited previous experience with the topic or material.

Intermediate – The session presents detailed, in-depth materials and instruction and attendees have some prerequisite knowledge. The content moves beyond basic information and facts and provides additional materials to help the attendees understand how to apply this knowledge to their job.

Advanced – The session presents sufficient material and opportunities to gain new knowledge, practice its application, and complete a definitive action. Attendees have pre-existing knowledge and experience applying this information to their job. The session needs enough material and time to allow the attendees to achieve and demonstrate the objectives.

Appropriate for any level

Session Target Audience:  Conference attendees are comprised of faculty, staff and graduate students.

Presenter Bio (brief – 50 words)

Co-Presenter(s) Bio(s)

Session logistics

  • Room set-up
  • tables and chairs
  • lecture style
  • open floor space
  • LCD Projector & screen
  • Laptop (if you are unable to provide your own)
  • Sound
  • Flipchart/markers

Maximum # of participants (not to exceed 50)

Special instructions or requirements of participants

Questions or comments





Please share this call for proposals and form with your colleagues.