The Committee on the Concerns of Women was established in 1977 as a presidential committee to address equity issues of concern to all women in the campus community and beyond. The Committee serves in an advisory capacity to the President and will bring forward recommendations on or concerning women’s issues, needs, and areas of concern from faculty, staff, students, and university organizations. CCW actively advocates and promotes a positive climate for all university women students, staff, faculty, and administrators. The Committee also serves as an advocate for and collaborates with the Women’s Center on campus.
- Interact with any individual or group with power to create programs and influence changes that may affect women.
- Collaborate with other university committees in addressing problems and issues of concern to women.
- Monitor the academic and social environment making appropriate recommendations based on assessments related to programs and curriculum.
- Propose policies to address these needs and concerns and monitor the effectiveness of any proposed policies and initiatives upon implementation.
- Research, monitor, and report on the status of women on campus, and of the institution’s commitment to equity and justice for all University women.
- Provide mentoring opportunities for women.
- Provide a forum for speakers and writers on women’s issues.