The Women’s Center is hiring for Spring 2019




The Women’s Center is currently accepting applications for the following positions through Student Employment:




Student Assistant  – Select job   Ref# 9897  Class I – Student Administrative Trainee – 1110ST  To be taken down 12/9/18

Women’s Center Marketing Committee Chair – Select job   Ref# 9896  Class III – Student Administrative Specialist – 3110ST  To be taken down 12/9/18

Illustrator-Graphics Specialist  – Select job   Ref# 9891  Class III – Student Administrative Specialist – 3110ST  To be taken down 12/2/18

Victim-Survivor Support Group Peer Facilitator – Select job   Ref# 9892  Class IV – Advanced Level Position – 400UST  To be taken down 12/2/18

VAWPP Ambassador – Select job   Ref# 9894  Class IV – Advanced Level Position – 400UST  To be taken down 12/2/18

VAWPP Teaching Assistant – Select job   Ref# 9895  Class IV – Advanced Level Position – 400UST  To be taken down 12/2/18

2019 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.


The UConn Women’s Advance Conference Planning Committee is seeking proposals by February 15, 2019 for workshops and presentations for the UConn Women’s Advance Conference to be held on May 15, 2019 on the Storrs campus.

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 the conference theme 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 by February 15, 2019.

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 15 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



Download the 2019 Advance Conference proposal information HERE


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



Community Coffee House

To create a welcoming environment in what has been for many a painful social and political climate, we aim to come together and foster a dialogue for anyone who needs room to speak about current issues and how they may feel impacted by them, including, but not limited to, victim-survivors who want to share their stories. We are happy to welcome you with open arms to our space in the Women’s Center.

Friday, October 12 from 1pm-3pm in the Women’s Center Program Room.

Apply To Be A Body Project Facilitator!

Help promote positive body image in the UConn community!!


This year the Women’s Center and Nutrition and Physical Activity Services at Student Health Services are collaborating to relaunch the Body Project. The Body Project is an interactive program that provides a forum for open and inclusive dialogue for women and girls to confront unrealistic beauty ideals and engages in the development of healthy body image.  This research-based program has been shown to improve body satisfaction and acceptance among college students, and reduce risks for unhealthy eating behaviors, disordered eating and eating disorders.

We are currently accepting applications from UConn students interested in volunteering to be Peer Facilitators.  Body Project Peer Facilitators work to promote positive body image in the UConn community through on-campus workshops and educational outreach, and will be trained to conduct the Body Project workshops.

NOTE:  If you’ve had an eating disorder, please wait to apply until 2 years post-recovery so you can be fully ready!


  • Attend two full days of training on October 20th and 21st.
  • Attend all program meetings (TBD).
  • Minimum of 2-4 Body Project workshops per semester.
  • Be committed to the program and follow through with all scheduled workshops.
  • Conduct outreach to student organizations, academic classes, resource centers, and campus departments in order to recruit students to participate in the workshops.
  • Be aware of, and knowledgeable about, campus resources and services in order to provide appropriate referrals.
  • Commit to volunteering minimally for fall 2018, spring 2019 and fall 2019.
  • Peer Facilitators must commit at least one full academic year to the program. Therefore, we cannot accommodate for those traveling abroad.

Applications must be submitted no later than noon on October 10, 2018.


Women’s Center Open House

Join on Saturday, August 25 from 4pm-6pm!

Stop by the Women’s Center to see all that we do and ways you can get involved!  Free ice cream from The Dairy Bar will be provided.

Learn more about:

  • Volunteer Opportunities
    • Upcoming Events
    • Women in STEM (WiS) Mentoring Program
    • Violence Against Women Prevention Program (VAWPP)
    • The Men’s Project
    • Greeks Against Sexual Assault
    • Between Women

Women’s Center May 2018 Newsletter

We are pleased to share with you our May 2018 edition of Voices, the University of Connecticut Women’s Center’s newsletter.  As we close out this academic year and transition to the summer break, we hope you will take a few minutes to read through our last edition until the Fall.

Highlights include overviews of some of our Spring programs; awards and spotlights on graduating seniors; and an update on the Center’s “sorry jar.”  Please feel free to share it with others who might be interested.  Best wishes for a restful and relaxing summer.

Please take a few minutes to read through the newsletter.

If you would like to be added to our distribution list, please send your contact information to

University Lactation Policy – Room Listing Updates

The University adopted a Lactation Policy made effective on 12/20/2016. This new policy reinforces the University’s commitment to providing a supportive environment for employees and students who are breastfeeding. The policy enables employees and students to express milk in a private place, have reasonable break time and a location within five minutes of their work and study areas.

The full policy is available at Procedures, which include specific guidance for students, employees, graduate assistants and supervisors, are available at the end of the policy.

Information about Lactation Rooms on campus is available at

For more information, contact: The Department of Human Resources at (860) 486-3034.

Hub for Women in STEM

The UConn Persistence of Women in STEM Committee is pleased to announce the launch of UConn’s first ever Women in STEM hub, UCSTEMinist, geared specifically towards the unique needs of women pursuing STEM degrees and careers. Majoring in STEM can be both challenging and rewarding. As a woman pursuing a STEM degree, it may feel like “cards are stacked against you”. Stereotypes, biases, lack of mentorship and other concerns can be overwhelming, but the website seeks to tell students that they are not alone. This site is designed especially for them to provide necessary with information, resources, and connections so that they can reach their personal and professional goals. The hub provides information that is both insightful and empowering for women in STEM. Please explore the site at your leisure, share with your staff and students who might be interested and let us know what you think. This initiative has been supported by UConn’s Persistence of Women in STEM Committee which is currently housed under the Institute of Student Success under the direction of Dr. Maria D. Martinez and was founded in fall 2014 as an extension of the Women in STEM subcommittee of the University’s Graduation Retention Task Force.


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.