Announcing our Spring 2015 Board!

Congratulations to the new Spring 2015 board of the Yale Women's Center. In addition to their own role-specific responsibilities, all board members are responsible for managing the operations of one of the only entirely student-run college women's centers in the country. They strive to create a Center that improves the lives of women, breaks down societal gender roles, and is a safe space for anyone to find their own feminist voice. We are especially proud to welcome our three new board members, Cassie Lignelli, Alexa Derman, and Keni Sabath.


Our board members for the semester are:
  • Laura Kellman - Head Coordinator
  • Ishrat Mannan - Constituency Coordinator
  • Isabel Cruz - Outreach Coordinator
  • Austen James - Business Coordinator
  • Cassie Lignelli - Special Events Coordinator
  • Keni Sabath - Political Action Coordinator
  • Alexa Derman - Public Relations Coordinator

Welcome Class of 2018!

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Dear Feminists of the Class of 2018!

Greetings from the Yale Women's Center! We'd like to welcome you into the Yale community and give you a quick introduction to the Women's Center and how you can get involved during Camp Yale and beyond.

In 1970, the Yale Women's Center was founded to provide a safe space for women on campus and to promote gender equality in New Haven and beyond. Continuing the legacy of cultivating feminist activism and improving the lives of women at Yale and in New Haven, the Women's Center is now the umbrella organization for groups on Yale's campus and beyond that deal with issues of gender and sexuality. Open Sunday-Thursday 4-10 PM, the Women's Center serves as an open space with free resources, including condoms and pregnancy tests. On top of this, the Women's Center also works to promote discussion and activism concerning feminist issues by hosting a variety of events, including the annual Amy Rossborough lecture and Take Back the Night. (See the "Events" tab to learn more.)

Every year we seek to expand our impact and advance feminist causes in New Haven and beyond, and we would love for YOU to join us! There are tons of ways for you to get involved, starting from when you arrive on campus. During Camp Yale, we'll be hosting events--including a Women's Center Open House and a Bluebooking (aka picking courses) party--to welcome you to the feminist community at Yale. You can also sign up to have lunch with a member of the Women's Center to give you a chance to get to know us better and maybe even make new feminist upperclass(wo)man friends (sign-ups will be sent out in August)! Once the semester starts, we'll have a full calendar of events for you to check out, including regular discussions and more. We'll also be accepting applications for staffers for the Center (a job description should be up on the Student Employment Website soon).

If you'd like to learn more about the Women's Center, please visit our website at or our Facebook page, or send us an email at! Email Annemarie at if you want to receive our weekly newsletter. We would love to hear from you, and invite you to reach out to us with any questions or concerns (related to the Women's Center or otherwise). Enjoy the rest of your summer, and we hope to meet you all in August. Best,

The Yale Women's Center Board
Isabel, Titi, Laura, Elizabeth, Ishrat, Annemarie, and Austen


Welcome to the website for the Yale Women's Center! Here you can find the Center's constitution, our board members' contact information, materials related to the Amy Rossborough Fellowship, descriptions of our residence groups, answers to frequently asked questions, and upcoming events.

Updated information can always be found at our Facebook page.

If you cannot find what you need here, feel free to contact us at with any questions, concerns, comments, or suggestions that you might have. Alternatively, stop into the Center located at 198 Elm Street on Sunday-Thursday from 4-10 pm to meet our staffers, stock up on supplies, attend our events, or bring your thoughts to a live person. We're always looking for more people to get involved and would love to hear your input.

Announcing the Winners of the 2014 Women's Center Essay and Art Competition!

Announcing the winners of...

FEMINISM TODAY: A Yale Women’s Center essay and art competition

Essay Division:

Yale Women's Center Essay and Art Competition

A Yale Women’s Center essay and art competition
The Yale Women’s Center is sponsoring an essay and art competition
addressing any of the following questions:
-“Where do you see or want to see feminism in your communities?”
-“Why do you identify as a feminist?”
-“How is feminism relevant to the lives of Yale students today?”

Submissions are due to by 11:59 pm
on Friday, February 21, 2014.
Essay 1st Place - $350
Essay 2nd Place - $100
Essay 3rd Place - $50
Art 1st Place - $250
Art People’s Choice - $250

Open to all undergraduates
Essays should be between 500 and 750 words. Art submissions may include
visual art, video, comics, and sculpture. If in doubt of your art project’s
eligibility, email Art submissions will be
displayed on the Women’s Center Facebook page for voting. The “People’s
Choice” category will be determined by the post with the largest number of
“likes” at 11:59 pm on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. The Yale Women’s
Center reserves the right to publish all submissions online or in print and
display submissions in the Center.

Voting: FEMINISM TODAY Art Competition

FEMINISM TODAY A Yale Women's Center Essay and Art Competition