Today, the Women's Coordinating Council (WCC) had an open-house from 2:30-4:30 p.m. in the Women's Center, University Center, room 301. This was the first meeting for those who have not served as members in previous semesters.
"It's the first place I've found where women can be themselves, be feminine, and still be confident while addressing issues we're involved in." Allene Poole, WCC memberThe open-house was entitled "Oh! So THIS is the Women's Center?!" "Because not many people are aware of what we are and who we are! SO it's a chance for us to educate those inquiring minds about our mission and the purpose we serve on campus. Our membership drive is currently going on and we encourage each and every person to apply," said Kaadia Montgomery, secretary of the WCC.
"The WCC is a student-run organization that seeks to empower women on-campus and to promote awareness of the variety of issues that women face daily," Montgomery said. "Such issues include women's health, body image, gender and sexuality, sexual abuse, assault awareness, and leadership development through programs and events. These programs are available to all students, faculty, and staff" Montgomery said.
"We're all so close, like a little family", said member Allene Poole. "It's the first place I've found where women can be themselves, be feminine, and still be confident while adressing issues we're involved in."
Potential members are urged to remember that you do not have to be female to enjoy these activities. Men are welcome too. The Women's Coordinating Council meetings are located UC room 301. If you are interested in becoming a member, pick up an application form from the top envelope posted outside the door of the Women's Center, or print one off their website and return it to the bottom envelope posted outside the Women's Center's door. Applications are being accepted until September 16.