University of Miami Women's Commission
Women's Commission
Founded in 1971 by a group of eleven strong women united in purpose, the Women's Commission is committed to:
  • encouraging a general awareness of women's needs and interests
  • developing educational resources about issues confronting women
  • providing support for University women, both students and staff, who wish to organize task forces to accomplish special projects of interest to University women

The Women's Commission is concerned with reviewing policies, procedures and attitudes that affect the status of women at the University, and with recommending progressive change. We invite you to read the Women's Commission Dissertation, an indepth look at the history and purpose of the commission.

C oordinates people, goals, events to promote interest in the UM Community,
O ffers networking possibilities to enhance your personal and professional relationships,
M atches your talents with the existing committees and places you in an area where you can contribute excitement and motivation to women's concerns,
M eets to plan programs, special events, ie., annual breakfast and retreat, and guest speakers,
I ntegrates the needs of both men and women to bring major issues to our administration on athletics, child care, legal issues, etc.
S taff and faculty volunteers are on-call to assist victims of rape and sexual harassment counseling,
S ustaining and improving the quality of life for all women,
I nitiates opportunities for all employees to get involved, to become aware, and to be the best they can be,
O rganizes committees to accomplish special projects of interest to University women,
N eeds your assistance to make this dynamic organization as up-to-date and vibrant as it should be.

Join the Women's Commission Listserv
Please join the Women's Commission electronic mailing list and learn more about upcoming events. Our listname is WC and it is free and open to all University community members - male and female. Simply click here to join: Women's Commission Mailing List

Current Events
A full schedule of Women's Commission events can be found on our Schedule of Events page.

Additional Campus Resources
Women's Studies