The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center
The Galerstein Women’s Center (GWC) has been in existence since 1996, representing gender issues in our campus and community. The Center actively promotes a prosperous and successful environment through mentoring, advising and professional counseling, equitable policy review, climate assessment, lectures addressing gender diversity and social justice, leadership development, community engagement, advocacy for the LGBTQ community, and development of child care resources.
The GWC is home to the only dedicated lactation space on campus for nursing mothers. We provide meeting, study space, and a lending library. We offer professional counseling services, diversity scholarships, internships, volunteer opportunities and organizational advising.
GWC initiatives are guided by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.
We invite you to visit the Center and find out how you can become involved.Mission Statement:
The Galerstein Women’s Center is a campus resource that fosters a safe and inclusive environment by advocating for gender equity and diversity through leadership development, education, programs, and services. Value Statement:
Promoting a safe and affirming environment for women, all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations since 1996.
Areas of Focus:
Advocate for gender equity and inclusive campus policies and practices
Educate the campus and broader community on gender and LGBTA-related topics
Empower women and LGBTA communities with confidence and skills for success
Connect students, staff, faculty and community to resources, mentors, scholarships, internships and volunteer opportunities
Honor and celebrate national days of recognition and individuals who are making an impact in the lives of girls, women and LGBTA communities
Empower & Connect Women Series
The Empower & Connect Women Series exists to provide women with tools and confidence for success as well as connect them with resources and mentors. The theme this year is "Thrive: Redefining Success", based on the book Thrive written by Arianna Huffington, cofounder and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post Media Group. In her book, Huffington shares how our relentless pursuit of money and power has led to burnout, stress-related illnesses, and loss in the quality of our relationships, family life, and, ironically, our careers.
Join us on Tuesday, October 14 at 5:30 p.m. in JSOM Executive Dining Room, JSOM 1.606 for dinner and insightful conversations followed by dessert while listening to words of wisdom from our esteemed panel. We will leave with practical daily choices to help reduce our stress, tools and insights to enrich our minds and spirits and a renewed vision for what success looks like in our culture, thinking, workplace and lives.
To register, visit Fall 2014 UTD Thrive.
Registration deadline: Friday, October 10, 2014.
Presented by the UT Dallas Galerstein Women's Center, Fraternity and Sorority Life, and Student Leadership Programs.
SAFE ZONE is a university-wide network of trained Allies who help shape a campus culture that values and celebrates the sexual orientation and gender identity/expression of students, staff and faculty at UT Dallas.
Once per semester, the Galerstein Women's Center holds an Ally Training, which provides a venue for LGBTQ people, Allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBTQ campus and surrounding community. The Fall 2014 Ally Training will be on Friday, October 24 from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. in Student Union Galaxy Rooms, B & C (SU 2.602).SAFE ZONE Ally Training is open to all UT Dallas as well as community members. Just be sure to RSVP by October 17! Lunch will be provided.
To register, visit Fall 2014 Ally TrainingPatrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sarah Hodgkinson.