When Dr. Martha Rampton arrived on Pacific’s campus as a history professor in 1994, female professors still were sometimes treated like secretaries, being asked, for example, to fetch coffee for their male colleagues.A year later, Pacific had its first Feminist Studies program.
Center for Gender Equity
The mission of the Center for Gender Equity is to promote equity for Pacific students and the surrounding community through support services, education, community partnerships, and activism, around issues of gender and sexuality.
We provide support services and a sense of connection and belonging to Pacific students, focusing specifically, but not exclusively, on issues of sex and gender.
We provide educational programming to the campus and wider community on issues related to gender equity.
We strive to dismantle the systems of oppression that perpetuate gender inequity through coalition building and collective action.
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.
Students at Pacific can draw upon a rich network of support for issues ranging from sexual harassment to a dead car battery.
The center's mission continues, with the addition of interpersonal violence advocacy and prevention work previously provided by Campus Wellness.