Links to Resources

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The Women's Center is part of William Paterson University's ongoing commitment to the elimination of barriers, prejudice and bigotry, and the creation of a supportive campus climate for all people. By highlighting resources both within and outside of the university, the Women's Center works to create a campus community in which issues of gender and diversity are addressed in all aspects of a student's education.


National Resources for Gender Equity and Research

American Association of University Women (AAUW)
Each year, AAUW’s campus leadership programs shape the lives of thousands of college women to be the next generation of leaders. Students who belong to the college/university partners’ members program will receive priority application preference. Undergraduate female students at William Paterson are eligible for free membership! Click the link above.

National Women’s Studies Association Women’s Centers Committee
Women's centers have representation on the NWSA Governing Council as a standing committee. This is more than a symbolic recognition of the important role that women's centers play in feminist education. NWSA recognizes that "women's studies" is broader than what happens in the classroom and that women's centers are the chief co-curricular feminist educators. Campus-based women's centers have a long history of working together with women's studies to transform the curriculum, the campus environment, and society at large. The NWSA Women's Centers Committee (WCC) provides a forum for women's center directors, staff and others to share information, ideas, challenges, successes and support. The WCC sponsors an annual pre-conference as well as sessions during the NWSA annual conference. Current WCC projects include: Handbook for Women’s Centers, Intersectionality Working Group, Women’s Centers Database, and others.

Women in Student Affairs Knowledge Community (WISA)National Association of Student Personnel Administrators (NASPA)
The purpose of the WISA Knowledge Community is to give voice to the needs of women in student affairs and to provide professional development opportunities through both regional and national activities designed to address gender equity and prompt personal growth. WISA initiatives work to center the experiences of marginalized people and focuses on the intersections of race, class, sexuality, disability and gender identity with gender and sex. WISA provides a home for student affairs professionals who work in women's and gender centers or with gender-related concerns on college campuses, creating networking opportunities for those professionals.

WRAC-L: The Women's Resource and Action Centers List
WRAC-L is a forum for discussion about and sharing of resources regarding issues of significance to women's centers. The list is open to the staff and affiliates of women's centers, whether community-based or associated with schools, colleges or universities.

Scholarship and Fellowship Opportunities

General, Field- and School- Specific Opportunities (pdf)
Scholarships for Women

Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault

The Safe House (Bloomfield, NJ) 
Hotline: (973) 759-2378
New Jersey Coalition to End Domestic Violence
Hotline: 1-800-572-SAFE(7233)
Passaic County Women's Center Rape Crisis and Domestic Violence Program
Hotline: 973-881-1450
Strengthen Our Sisters Shelter, West Milford, NJ)
Hotline: 800-SOS-9470
Shelter Our Sisters (Hackensack, NJ)
Hotline: (201) 944-9600
Rape, Abuse, and Incest National Network
Hotline: 1-800-656-HOPE (4673)

Suggested Reading List for Survivors of Abuse

Discrimination and Sexual Harassment

NJ Division on Civil Rights
973-648-2700 Newark
973-944-4500 Paterson

National Organization for Men Against Sexism


Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Body Image and Eating Disorders

The Renfrew Center
Center for Eating Disorders Care at University Medical Center at Princeton
National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA)

Pregnancy and Maternal Care

Partnership for Maternal & Child Health of Northern New Jersey
NJ Department of Health Prenatal Services

Women's Rights (activism)
Women's Rights Movement History Timeline 
National Organization for Women (NOW) 

LGBTQA Resources

Gay Activist Alliance of Morris County
GLBT National Help Center
Pride Center of New Jersey
The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center
National Consortium of Directors of LGBT Resources in Higher Education
Human Rights Campaign

Resources at WP 

Academic Success Center
Campus Activities, Service & Leadership
Campus Victim Services
Career Development Center
Clubs and Organizations
Counseling, Health and Wellness Center
Disability Services
Educational Opportunity Fund
Financial Aid

Gloria S. Williams Advisement Center

New Student Experience
Recreational Services
Residence Life
Science Enrichment Center 

Scholarship Information

Counseling, Health and Wellness Center
Title IX

University Police Department

Child Care / Parenting Resources: