UC Santa Barbara General CatalogUniversity of California, Santa Barbara

Women's Center

The Women’s Center works to foster an equitable, inclusive, and safe educational environment for all members of the UCSB community. We strive to empower people of all genders to reach their full potential and to challenge constraining gender norms. The Center provides advocacy, education, resources, and support for students, staff, faculty, and community members. We value and respect all genders, bodies, sexual orientations, socio-economic backgrounds, and racial and ethnic identities.

The Center provides a wide array of services to meet the needs of the UCSB community. We offer fun, interactive, and educational programs such as invited speaker presentations, films, workshops, and discussion groups. Our Rape Prevention Education Program (RPEP) offers individualized crisis counseling and advocacy for anyone affected by sexual assualt, stalking, or domestic violence; educational programs for student groups on gender roles, sexual harassment and sexual assault; and other resources for reducing violence in our community. In conjunction with the Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity, we provide services and advocacy for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender students. The physical space of the Women’s Center includes a meeting space for re-entry/non-traditional students and their children; a research library open to all students, faculty, and staff; and an art gallery that features gender and social justice themes. A quarterly calendar of activities is available.

The Women’s Center is located on the first floor of the Student Resource Building (SRB).  Hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Fridays from 9 a.m. To 5 p.m. Call (805) 893-3778 for further information or visit the Web site at: www.sa.ucsb.edu/women’scenter/.