Our Vision: The Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center prepares students to become catalysts for change and voices for feminist ideals, both in our society and around the globe. Our Mission: The Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center serves as a community resource for women’s and gender issues, promoting awareness of these issues through its programs and curriculum and empowering students and community members to become advocates for gender equality and social justice.
What We Do: The Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center supports its mission through both its programming activities and its academic curriculum. Offers an academic program, the Women’s Studies Minor.
Offers literature, books, and videos about women and gender issues. Available for students to borrow from the Jane Hibbard Idema Women’s Studies Center Library in AB 263-265 Supports women’s academic growth at all stages of their lives. Hosts the Resourceful Women Conference, an interdisciplinary academic undergraduate conference on women, gender, and identity. Sponsors the Gender Studies Club, a student organization. Is affiliated with GET (Girls Empowering Together), an after-school leadership program for high school girls, now housed in the Sociology Department. Offers innovative, interdisciplinary courses such as the Sister Story Oral History Project