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Office of Student Life
Women's Leadership Initiative

Womxn's Program

Women's Program welcomes volunteers from all class years and fields of study. Volunteers fill a variety of roles in the office, including working regular weekly shifts and/or assisting on an as-needed basis with special projects and events. To volunteer, fill out our volunteer form here.



The vision of Women’s Programs in the Office of Student Life is to empower, educate and celebrate the lives of womxn.


Women's Programs, within the Office of Student Life, provides opportunities for the UC Merced community to learn, grow and reinforce the leadership and well-being of womxn. Through a continuous examination of power, privilege and the intersections of identity, Women’s Programs establishes a network of support and advocates for the positive educational and co-curricular experiences for all members of the UC Merced community while maintaining a specific focus on gender and womxn.

*We are utilizing womxn to be more inclusive of the diversity within the category of womxn



We are dedicated to an environment that values:

Advocacy – the pursuit of change to advance the respect, dignity and human rights for all individuals.

Awareness – creating opportunities for self-awareness and broad societal awareness in a safe environment.

Celebration – celebrating the joys, successes and complexities of all individuals.

Community – creating and fostering healthy, inclusive community growth through developing partnerships and the sharing of time, space and resources.

Integrity – the professional accountability to and respect for individuals and groups whom we encounter.

Leadership – the preparation and development of our future leaders.

Social Justice – utilizing a social justice framework to guide all our efforts, honoring intersectional identities and inclusive collaborations to create community.

For more information or questions, contact