Women's Center Signature Programs
Women's Leadership Academy
The Women's Leadership Academy is an annual training on principles of feminist leadership. The training takes place off-campus each Fall semester over two days. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about collaborative leadership and get to know fellow UTC students.
Elect Her – Campus Women Win, a collaboration between AAUW and Running Start, encourages and trains college women to run for student government at UTC.
Elect Her's centerpiece is a comprehensive daylong training program for students on participating campuses that educates UTC women about the need for more women in student government and guides them through the campaign process.
Take Back the Night
Take Back the Night is an annual event, held in October, to bring awareness to gender-based violence. The event includes a march against gender-based violence and a candlelight vigil to honor survivors and those we have lost to violence.
Play! Believe! Achieve! National Girls & Women in Sports Day
Education is the most effective way of remedying discrimination. Thus, National Girls and Women in Sports Day is not just a day to celebrate the achievements of women in sports to the exclusion of the achievement of male athletes. It is a day where males and females focus on (1) the importance of remedying past discrimination against women in sports, (2) the benefits of sports participation for girls, and (3) addressing the myths that have kept both boys and girls from supporting girls' sports participation; myths like "throws like a girl," girls who play sports are lesbians, girls who do gymnastics get eating disorders, etc. At UTC, we partner with groups in the community to bring girls to our campus where they are paired with a UTC student to learn about sports, fitness, nutrition, and self-esteem.