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Programs & Events

The Collective / La Colectiva

  • The Collective

    The Collective is a monthly discussion series designed for Black-identified womxn to find community, conversation and capacity to navigate their lived collegiate experiences. Monthly conversations are held on Wednesdays from 2:00pm – 3:30pm at go.fiu.edu/virtualcollective

  • La Colectiva

    La Colectiva is a monthly discussion series designed for Latinx femmes to find community, conversation, and capacity to navigate their lived collegiate experiences. La Colectiva is a space for Latinx womxn to have meaningful conversation, network, and build community.

Gender-based violence

  • Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    To promote awareness about the issues of sexual assault and intimate partner/gender-based violence on college campuses, the Women's Center and Victim Empowerment Program, together with many other university departments and student organizations, facilitate a series of events during the month of April, which is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 

  • Red Zone

    College students are in one of the most vulnerable age groups for sexual assault. Beginning when you first walk onto campus until Thanksgiving break is a time period is known as the “Red Zone” – a period of vulnerability for sexual assaults or attempted sexual assault. According to multiple studies, female students are at an increased risk for sexual assault during this time.

    Althouse, K. (2020). What Every College Student Needs to Know about Sexual Assault, Acquaintance Rape, and the Red Zone.

  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

    This day is dedicated to promote awareness of sexual assault, interpersonal violence, human trafficking, and violence on college campuses and beyond. The Women's Center at BBC, together with the International Education Week committee and student organizations, facilitate this annual event in observance of this day.

Empowerment

  • The Sisterhood Retreat

    A weekend of self-exploration, empowerment, bonding, and fun! Women who participate in this retreat will engage in activities of personal reflection and workshops designed to develop you as an individual, leader, and community member at FIU. 

Health & Body Positivity

  • Love Your Body Week

    The National Organization for Women (NOW) hosts "Love Our Bodies Day" each year. This year, the Women's Center is teaming up with the Wellness Center, SGA, NOW at FIU, and VOX to bring you a week of events to celebrate the wonders and mysteries of the female body and its many variations of beauty!

  • Women's Health Fair

    Virtual Women's Health Fair

Student organizations

Black Female Development Circle

BFDC is a non-profit organization geared to educate, explore, enhance, and celebrate womanhood. BFDC is not simply an organization for women of color. This organization is meant to meet you wherever you are in your life cycle and help you to know yourself in such a way that you are not only more self-aware, but you are better able to relate to others who may or may not be like you. For more information and meeting schedule, please email BFDC@fiu.edu.

Planned Parenthood

Through Voices of Planned Parenthood (VOX), college students organize events on campus to raise public awareness about reproductive health and rights, and educate young people about sexual health. The FIU chapter of VOX works with and supports their local Planned Parenthood health centers, and mobilizes advocates of reproductive rights. For more information and meeting schedule, please email vox@fiu.edu.

National Organization for Women

National Organization for Women is the largest organization of female empowerment in the United States . NOW’s goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women to end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society. For more information on joining NOW, please email NOWatFIU@gmail.com, or check out our Facebook.

Stonewall Pride Alliance

The Stonewall Pride Alliance is dedicated to fostering a safe environment conducive to learning and personal growth for all LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgendered, queer, and questioning) students and allies (individuals who identify as heterosexual but support LGBTQ persons and initiatives). 

Women’s Studies Student Association

The Women’s Studies Student Association (WSSA) is devoted to understanding the diverse lives, issues, and voices of women in our multicultural and international world. Each year WSSA participates in numerous activities such as the celebration of activism, movie nights on campus, volunteering at events both on or off campus, and participate in food, clothes and toy drives throughout the year. For more information, please visit womenstudies.fiu.edu.

United States National Committee (USNC) – United Nations (UN) Women

UN Women is empowered to:

  • To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms.
  • To help UN member states implement the above standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it and to forge effective partnerships with civil society.
  • To enable member states to hold the UN system accountable for its own commitments on gender equality, including regular monitoring of system-wide progress.

To join the UN Women Club at FIU, unwomen@fiu.edu them today!

Mentorship

Minute Mentoring (MMC)

Minute Mentoring® is a fast-paced mentoring session bringing accomplished, professional women and young women together for effective and efficient small group mentoring sessions.

Register to attend at go.fiu.edu/minutementoring

Mentoring Program (BBC)

The Women’s Center Mentoring Program (WCMP) i is designed to build community between our BBC female-identifying students and faculty/staff members through biweekly sessions coupled with monthly opportunities for professional development both within FIU and the surrounding community. This is a 9-month program.

Program Coordinator: Lordana Guillaume, Graduate Assistant at lguillau@fiu.edu

Volunteering and internships