Anna Howard Shaw Center for Gender Equity

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.


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.


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.

Programming Opportunities

Collaborative Programming

The Center for Gender Equity 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.

Violence Prevention

The Anna Howard Shaw Center for Gender Equity designs and delivers programming about sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and intervention. In addressing issues of violence against women, the Center interacts with a broad network of groups such as Local Sexual Assault Advocates, student groups, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Intercultural Affairs, faculty committees, Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, and the Albion College administration. The 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 Center for Gender Equity, in collaboration with the Women, Gender, and Sexuality 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.