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.
Learn more about some of our programs and services:
Check out some of our past programs on our YouTube channel.
Leadership Lunch Series
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 alumni 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 Center Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. to receive TWO FREE 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.
Applied Science Family Room and Blackburn Lactation Room
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.
The Women's Center Family Room was opened during the Spring 2020 semester and is available for pregnant and parenting students who need a child friendly space on campus. This space also allows for a clean, private space to meet lactation needs for the campus community. An appointment is not needed and the space is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Firsts For Women at Murray State
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.