Anna Howard Shaw Center for Gender Equity

Center for Gender Equity Staff (Haley Hill, Victim Advocate; Alaina Pellar-Kosbar, Student Coordinator; Kaydee Hall, Project Coordinator)

(Left to right: Haley Hill ’14, Victim Advocate; Alaina Pellar-Kosbar, Student Coordinator; Kaydee Hall, Project Coordinator)

The Center for Gender Equity, part of the Office of Campus Life, is named in honor of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw who attended Albion College from 1873-1875.

The Center for Gender Equity houses the Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) Campus Grant, which works to raise awareness and prevention on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking on Albion’s campus. The Center provides resources for victims/survivors of gender-based violence, as well as providing educational opportunities for the campus community. In addition to the prevention and awareness efforts of the Center, there is a small library of feminist texts available for students.

Involvement in the Anna Howard Shaw Center for Gender Equity 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.

Mission

The 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.

Vision

The Anna Howard Shaw Center for Gender Equity aims to create a world where oppression based on gender is eradicated and justice is given to those that have been marginalized due to their gender.