Western Organization for Women


Some of our recent activities include:

  • Annual meetings with President Thomas.
  • A fall reception welcoming new members of the campus community.
  • Sponsorship of Fifty-One Percent; a public affairs radio program on women´s issues (donations totaling $500 yearly).
  • "WOW Presents:" a series of talks by WIU women about their ongoing research.
  • The Feminist Reading Group.
  • Promotion of family-friendly policies at WIU, including:
    • expansion of daycare
    • lactation facilities
    • eldercare benefits
    • maternity/paternity leave
  • A spring luncheon and achievement awards.

Some of WOW's Successes

Though these issues continue to require our attention, support, and advocacy, some of the ways WOW has made WIU a better place for all include:

  • Getting a dedicated Women's Studies program Degree Program
  • Documenting the need, advocating for, and raising the funds to establish a Women's Center
  • Establishing more equity on spending for the women's sports teams
  • Getting women's personal product bins in women's bathrooms
  • Advocating for more representation in administrative decision-making positions on campus
  • A Landmark study on salary equity
  • WIU's Parental Leave benefits
  • Dedicated Lactation Rooms on campus

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