Center for Women's Programs & Resources

Center for Women's Programs & Resources

"Enhancing the Educational Experience and Quality of Life for Women at SSU"

The Center for Women's Programs & Resources (CWPR) strives to be a comfortable, gathering place for all women at Savannah State. Located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union, students can learn about resources available on campus and in the community, receive assistance in a crisis situation or just relax. We also provide programming on a wide range of women's interests from career seminars to personal development workshops. The Center is open to all students, faculty, and staff and offers a comfortable atmosphere to seek information, to participate in programming, and to find peer support.


Mission

The mission of the CWPR is to enhance the academic performance and quality of life through the personal development of the women at Savannah State. CWPR promotes an understanding among Savannah State's diverse community of men and women by fostering a more supportive and inclusive campus environment.


Objectives

The objectives of the CWPR are to:


History

The CWPR was founded in 2013 to support, educate, and empower women in the full attainment of their intellectual, emotional, social, and spiritual goals through a wide variety of services and programs.


Committee on Positive Body Image

Body image is defined as an individual's concept of physical appearance established by self-observation and by noting the reaction of others. The committee on positive body image encourages women of SSU to celebrate their bodies and reject the narrow beauty ideals endorsed in the media. In addition, it provides students of all genders the opportunity to examine their perceptions of body image and participate in discussions about body image issues on-campus. The core focus of the committee on positive body image is to challenge the message that a woman's value is best measured through her willingness and ability to embody current beauty standards.


Programs, Workshops, Seminars, & Initiatives

Women in Leadership @ SSU (History Project)

Women's Voices of Experience (Alumni/Business)

Between the Sheets Book Club

Women's Leadership Conference

Women of Distinction Awards (Community/Humanitarian)

Junior Women of Excellence Recognition (Academic)

1st Year Women of SSU (Mentoring/Transition)

Women's Awareness Month -"Taking Care of the Mind, Body, & Spirit of Women"

Safe Sister Training (Personal Safety/Self Defense)

Women's Day of Service (Volunteerism)

Relationship Works (Male-Female/Female-Female)

Women Wisdom Wednesday Series (Personal Enrichment Advice/Discussion)


Resources

Sexual Assault Awareness & Prevention

Relationship & Domestic Violence

Campus Safety & Personal Safety

Career & Work Life

Education

Health & Wellness

Community Agencies

Counseling & Disability Services


Staff

The Women's Center is located on the 2nd floor of the Student Union.

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