The Women’s Center seeks to support and promote the collaborative efforts of women, facilitating programs that serve to build a collaborative community in which women’s voices are heard and honored.The Center works to develop and disseminate resource materials that help educate the community about ideas and issues that impact and involve women.Acknowledging that a key component of feminism is sisterhood, the Center seeks to co-create an environment at Albion in which women can flourish and achieve to their potential.
The Women's Center works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to respond to the needs of persons in the Albion community with addressing issues central to gender equity.
Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment
The Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center designs and delivers programming about sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and intervention.In addressing issues of violence against women, the Women’s Center interacts with a broad network of groups such as Peer Educators, student groups, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Intercultural Affairs, faculty committees, Women’s & Gender Studies, and the Albion College administration.The Women’s Center is a resource for students, faculty, and staff who need information, support or referrals pertaining to sexual assault/sexual harassment survival and recovery.
Anna Howard Shaw Women’s History Month
For Women’s History Month in March each year, the Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Women’s & Gender Studies Committee, students, faculty, and staff provides programming to honor Dr. Shaw’s life and work, by highlighting women’s lives, interests, and passions.Programs are open to all members of the greater Albion Community.
Life Choices/Career Decisions
The Center is involved in programming that assists women in making academic plans, life choices, and career decisions.
Welcome to the Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center
The Women’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw who attended Albion College from 1873-1875. She was an ardent feminist, educator, minister, medical doctor, orator, and suffragist.
The Center coordinates educational programming that promotes inclusiveness and pluralism and raises awareness of women’s and gender-related issues. Examples include programming on sexual harassment and sexual assault.
The most visible event sponsored by the Center is the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s History Month Program, designated each year to honor Dr. Shaw’s memory and highlight an important aspect of women’s lives. Other educational programs are co-sponsored with student organizations that share mutual interests.
Involvement in the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center is open to the entire College Community. There are many formal and informal ways for students, faculty, and staff to be involved in the Center’s activities.
The Albion College Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center leads, advocates, and collaborates to continuously improve the overall campus climate in regards to women's and gender issues and to promote women's empowerment and equity.
Where We Are
Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center
KC Box 4676
611 E. Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224
Ferguson Building, Suite 103