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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.

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Vision:

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

Purpose:

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

 

Values:

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 womensprograms@ucmerced.edu.