Center for Gender Equity

The Center for Gender Equity (promotes dialogue, programming, service, research, education and advocacy to support gender equity at Pacific University and in its neighboring communities. The center offers the following.

  • Academics, including a minor in gender and sexuality studies
  • Programming, such as speakers, plays and workshops
  • Advocacy activities supporting marriage equality, HIV/AIDS prevention and research, and an end to sexual assault and domestic violence
  • Service, including camps and workshops for youth, minorities and women in the community

The Center for Gender Equity (CGE) is open to everyone on Pacific University’s campuses and in the community, regardless of gender. We seek opportunities to cooperate with any group, as long as that collaboration furthers the mission of CGE. Services and programming reach out to all genders.

Vaginal Monologues

Vagina Monologues has it all!  It is hilariously funny, tragic, poignant, irreverent, shocking, moving, and profoundly meaningful.  Vagina Monologues combines theater, social consciousness, and political action.  A recurring theme throughout the piece is the vagina as a tool of female empowerment and the ultimate embodiment of individuality.  The show has spread to over 500 colleges and over 20 countries, where students and faculty have performed “The Vagina Monologues” on or near V-Day, February 14th, as part of a movement to stop violence against women. The show has raised over 5 million dollars to provide support to organizations fighting for the rights of women and to support rape crisis centers and shelters in the US and around the world.


Slam Poetry