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.

Headlines

Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum to give a talk at 5 p.m. Forest Grove School Board Candidate Forum begins at 6:30.

The first woman to graduate from Pacific University was Harriett Hoover Killin in 1869.  At the time Harriet attended Pacific, three years worth of college curriculum were required for women to earn a degree, in comparison to four for men.

This Women's History Month we have been highlighting important Pacific women in our history. This week, we look back to Ladies Hall, later named Herrick Hall, and how it provided more women with the opportunity to attend Pacific.