Center for Gender Equity

The mission of the Center for Gender Equity is to promote equity around gender and sexuality, for Pacific students and the surrounding communities, through support services, education, and activism.

Support Services

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. 


Bias training banner

The Office of Equity, Diversion and Inclusion is hosting a series of workshops on the University's Bias/Hate Incident Reporting System. Learn the difference between a bias incident and a hate incident and how to report it.

Martha Rampton

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.

Ryan Kimberly

Students at Pacific can draw upon a rich network of support for issues ranging from sexual harassment to a dead car battery.

Upcoming Events

10:30 to 11:30 a.m. | Monday, Nov. 18, 2019
Forest Grove, Washburne University Center, Boxer Pause 216
2 to 4 p.m. | Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020
Forest Grove, Carnegie Hall
All Day | Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020
Forest Grove, Marsh Hall, Taylor Auditorium 216
2 to 4 p.m. | Sunday, Aug. 2, 2020
Forest Grove, Carnegie Hall