The Murray State Women’s Center focuses on the promotion of gender equity and inclusion. Through advocacy, education and resources the center works to address gender barriers and biases that hinder the health and success of Murray State students. Our mission is to create opportunities for personal growth and development, ultimately leading to a culture of respect and an environment that is safe, equitable and welcoming. Consistent with the goals of the university, the Women's Center works to promote a campus community that is supportive of a diverse body of students.
This is a women’s leadership development series for Murray State women. Students will have the opportunity to interact and network with professional women who are also alumnae of Murray State! Free lunch will be provided for participants to enjoy while they learn about leadership strategies, skills that lead to success, and how to develop leadership abilities now!
The Women's Center added this resource in November 2018 to help meet a need that was communicated by students working in the Center. Students can visit the bra closet to receive 2 free, second-hand bras. The Women's Center also accepts donations of new or gently-used bras. Donations can be dropped off at the Women's Center during normal business hours.
The Women's Center offers free period products to any student who may have a need. These are available for a one-time need and also for short-term supply in cases of financial hardship. Products are available for grab and go in the Women's Center front lobby during normal business hours. Donations of period products can be dropped off at the Women's Center during normal business hours as well.
Murray State offers a private, lockable, keypad-entry lactation room in Blackburn Science Building on the first floor, room 153. To reserve a time slot, click on the time slot you wish to reserve, enter your name in the "what" field, and save your entry. An email confirmation will be sent the morning of your reservation with additional information regarding access and resources.
Murray State University believes that it is the responsibility of all students, faculty and staff to be a well-informed, active participant in building and supporting a safe campus environment. This program serves to promote this endeavor.
After completing this program, you should be able to:
Identify some characteristics of healthy vs. unhealthy relationships
Identify different forms of sexual violence
Have some specific strategies for identifying and interrupting sexual violence
Have some specific strategies for helping victims of sexual violence
This program must be completed in a single sitting. If you log-off or close the browser before completing the program, your progress will not be saved and you will need to restart the program from the beginning. Please allow 20-30 minutes to complete the program.
University Libraries, in collaboration with the Women's Center created a webpage celebrating the many firsts for women at Murray State. Suggestions for additions to this collection can be submitted to email@example.com.