The Women’s Center Workshops
The Women’s Center offers presentations on a variety of topics in conjunction with other campus organizations. Some topics are, but not limited to: Healthy Love Party, Queer 101 Presentations, Women’s Center 101, Defining Diversity, Redefining Masculinity, and Body Image Workshop. To submit a request form please follow the link provided. Please note that requests for a speaker can ONLY be received electronically. https://orgsync.com/forms/show/18144
If you are looking for a more specific presentation that does not fit into our established topics, but does coincide with our mission, there is an opportunity to specify your request in this form. E-mail email@example.com or stop by the Women’s Center (C220) with any questions.
Healthy Love Party
Healthy Love Parties educate about safe, fun sex in a relatable and interesting way. We cover topics like barrier methods, consent 101, campus resources, and how to reduce your risk of contracting a sexually transmitted infection and/or pregnancy. If you would like us to focus on any specific aspect of safer sex, please specify that in the form. At the end we review what the audience has learned with a variety of fun games.
This introduction to queer theory provides a basic overview of the queer community. It delves into “queer” as an identity as well as a movement, and explains each identity (LGBTQA+) in depth. The goal of this presentation is to promote an understanding of the queer community and basic terminology. PLEASE NOTE: if you desire a panel of queer identified students to speak to a class, you may be looking for a Queer Panel. For this option, please contact Ramapo Pride at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Women’s Center 101
This presentation covers the history and founding of the Women’s Center as well as the current mission. Topics we deal with frequently (such as gender, sex, race, ability, sexual orientation, age, class, and ethnicity) will be addressed, as well as our initiatives surrounding those topics. We will provide an overview of Women’s Center services, resources, and on campus activism.
We explore historical issues surrounding diversity as well as modern approaches to inclusiveness and evaluations of the success of these endeavors.
This presentation covers topics of masculinity, such as: gender roles & stereotypes within society; how society defines concepts of manhood; what it means to be a ‘man’ in society; how young boys are raised; and the ill-effects of toxic masculinity in relation to gender-based violence.
Body Image Workshop
This presentation covers topics of health and wellness in relation to how we treat and view our bodies. This workshop aims to promote and educate about healthy body image, challenge the thin ideal of female beauty, and prevent the onset of eating disorders.
Crisis Intervention & Peer Listening
The Women’s Center provides peer listening for anyone in need of assistance with a crisis, problem, or issue. The director or a peer who works within the Women’s Center will listen and discuss any concerns you may have with support. We are here to identify options and provide any information or referrals you may need.
Please note: the Women’s Center student staff and services are not confidential resources. However, the center serves as a private resource (any information shared with the student staff will only be shared with necessary parties). Any student seeking confidential assistance should call Counseling Services at x7522 (8:30am – 4:30pm, Monday – Friday) or an Emergency On Call Counselor at x6666 to contact a confidential counselor after hours.
The director, graduate assistant and student staff serve as advocates for all students, faculty and staff in regard to discrimination, harassment, assault, or violence prevention. Our professional staff and student staff provide private assistance and support all individuals in filing a complaint or utilizing the college judicial/grievance system.
The Women’s Center offers a small collection of literature and DVDs on varying issues that can be used inside the center during office hours.
Safer Sex Supplies
The Women’s Center promotes responsible intimacy and safer sex. You can get 5 FREE condoms each time you visit us. Additional condoms are 10¢ each and include extra strength, snugger fit, extra large, ribbed, glow-in-the-dark, assorted colors and assorted flavors for oral sex. Please note: Glow-in-the-Dark condoms are full price at 25¢ each and cannot be a part of your 5 FREE condom assortment.
We also carry dental damns and personal lubricant packets. Your first dental dam is FREE and 25¢ each thereafter. They are available in a variety of flavors including strawberry, banana, mint and vanilla. Your first personal lubricant packet is also FREE and each additional one is 10¢ each.
How can you get involved? Throughout the year, the Women’s Center organizes workshops and hosts speakers to enrich your college experience. We sponsor educational campaigns on a variety of issues such as body image, relationship violence, masculinity discussions, LGBTQ+ resources, and more. We also offer assistance to RAs/CAs and all student clubs and organizations in designing programs. Let us know what programs you would like to see, or better yet, let us help you plan one!
Queer Peer Services Coordinator
The Queer Peer Services Coordinator provides peer listening and advocacy for students who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender as well as students who may be questioning and/or struggling with their sexual identity. Other services include a resource collection on LGBT issues and educational programs on sexual identity.
Men’s Outreach Coordinator
The Men’s Outreach Coordinator (MOC) raises awareness of resources available to men on campus about issues such as sexual assault and violence prevention, the meaning of masculinity, healthy relationships, gender stereotypes, and media images through group and individual settings.
Violence Prevention Program Coordinator
The Violence Prevention Program Coordinator creates and implements programs, workshops, and initiatives that will provide opportunities for the campus to be educated on interpersonal violence. Programs are geared towards advocacy and support of survivors of sexual violence, as well as towards the campus community to empower them to be effective bystanders.
Women’s Outreach Coordinator
The Women’s Outreach Coordinator coordinates monthly programs and initiatives during cultural heritage months that reflect current issues affecting women.
Health & Wellness Coordinator
The Student Wellness Coordinator helps promote community wellness through health awareness campaigns, education, and programming. This individual also coordinates the planning and delivery of wellness programs including health awareness (bulletin boards, newsletters), educational campaigns (lunch ‘n learns, workshops) and incentive programs, health fairs.
Equity & Diversity Peer Educator
The Equity & Diversity Peer Educator (EDPE) position is a student staff position within Equity & Diversity Programs that assists with student diversity initiatives on campus including: acting as a facilitator for diversity dialogues; planning activities and events that educate on issues of diversity; building relationships that foster inclusivity and celebrate differences; and serving as a role model within the community.
Faith & Spirituality Peer Educator
The Faith and Spirituality Peer Educator is a student staff position within Equity & Diversity Programs and the Civic and Community Engagement Center that incorporates on campus diversity initiatives and community engagement: acting as a facilitator for dialogue specifically pertaining to issues of faith and spirituality including secular humanism and atheism. The student assists with planning activities and events that educate the campus community about issues of religious diversity and pluralism. The student also assists in building relationships that foster interfaith cooperation and community involvement. The student will also be expected to serve as a role model within the community.