Western Organization for Women


WOW works for the benefit of ALL members of our university community.

Membership is open to women and men employed or previously employed at WIU, to their partners, and to students and alumni of WIU.

To become a member, contact us by sending an email to wow@wiu.edu or you can send your dues (include a note with your email & phone number) to:

      Rebekah Buchanan, WOW Treasurer

      Simpkins Hall 226b

    Phone: (309) 298-1216

Checks should be made to "Western Organization for Women."

Family Membership:

  • $25 a year for all adults in your household

Individual Memberships:

  • $20 per year for members whose annual income is over $50,000
  • $15 for those with an income of $25-$50,000
  • $5 for those whose annual income is below $25,000
  • $2 for student members.

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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