Distinguished Series Award
The Mission of the UNIVERSITY COMMISSION ON WOMEN is to: Identify the concerns of women at the university and to promote gender equality throughout all areas of the university community.
In meeting this goal, the University Commission on Women is pleased to announce the application period for our Distinguished Faculty Scholar Awards and the Distinguished Service to Women Award.
The Distinguished Faculty Scholar Award has three categories; 1. Pre-tenure award, 2. Tenure, and 3. Clinical Faculty. The Tenure Track awards focuses on research efforts while the Clinical Faculty award has broader parameters.
The Distinguished Service to Women Award has two categories, staff and student, and recognizes substantial contributions to women in either on campus or off-campus activities.
Each awardee will receive a $1000 prize, pre-tax, that will be awarded at a public recognition venue depending on the category awarded. Each awardee will also visit one UCW meeting to talk for a few minutes about their work.
The applications are available here: http://www.uh.edu/ucw/ and the deadline for submission is February 3, 2014. Nominations can be made by others or by oneself.
Please share this announcement widely and consider applying yourself.
Gender Talk is Underway!
Program Coordinator, Malkia, has a full line up of interesting programs to talk about on Wednesdays, at 11:45am in the WRC. Anyone can attend to meet others and learn about current topics in gender. Bring your lunch, eat and talk, (not at the same time, of course!)
November 6: Dating After Trauma
November 13: Love your Body
November 20: Feminism and Womanism 101
UH Security Escort Program
The personal safety of UH students, staff, and faculty is of the utmost importance to the WRC and all campus departments. Remember there is a Security Escort Program on campus provided by UHDPS if you have safety concerns about walking to your car, residence hall or other places on campus. Call 713-743-3333 to request an escort.View this great video for more information. Remember: Be smart, Stay Safe!
Sexual Assault Information
Although the college experience should about gaining knowledge about the world and oneself, unfortunately, sometimes sexual assault is part of the college experience as well. The University of Houston is concerned about preventing and intervening in such cases. The Equal Opportunity Services offices just added extensive information to their website on the topic; click here for more information. If you are assaulted or know someone who has been assaulted, please seek assistance. We are here to help!
WRC Director's Overview of Services and Programs
WRC director, Beverly McPhail, describes the services and programs the Women's Resource Center offers. Check out the video here. Thanks to the College of Education interns for making the video.
Female Condom Training Video
Some of our great UH students in the Bauer College of Business made this great female condom training video after being instructed by Beverly, director of the WRC. Check out the video here. The more clicks, the better their grade!
We Love our Volunteers!
Thanks to our great WRC volunteers and Lisa from SFO who staffed the table for Global Female Condom day. They did an awesome job educating UH students!!
The WRC is a Dress for Success member organization with the ability to refer clients to be suited. If you are a female UH student who is job ready (within 30 days of graduation or scheduled for a job interview or job/ intern fair) and cannot afford a business suit for your interview, we can refer you to Dress for Success. You must come into our office and we help you fill out the paperwork and obtain an appointment. You will receive a professional suit, shoes, a handbag and necklace. Call or drop by our offices for more information.
Status on Women Report
The University Commission on Women, a presidentially- appointed commission, is pleased to release the second edition of the Status of Women at the University of Houston: Students, Staff, and Faculty report. Authored by three commission members, the report documents the status of female staff, faculty, and students on campus. The report reveals that women have made some progress since the issuance of the first report in 2007, but also documents some areas where women still lag behind their male counterparts. For instance, there are continued disparities in the number of full professor positions with regard to gender and there are gendered salary differences among staff, faculty and coaches. The report concludes with a series of recommendations for the campus community to consider adopting to increase equity for women on campus. Download your PDF copy here.
University Commission on Women
The University Commission on Women is a presidentially-appointed Commission that seeks to advance the status of women on campus through education, programs, and policy. Visit their website to see what activities they are currently involved with.
My Safe Campus
Do you have a concern about the University of Houston that you would like to anonymously report? Perhaps the incident involves sexual harassment or assault, fraud, burglary, or an ethics violation. The University of Houston participates in the My Safe Campus anonymous reporting program. In addition to, or instead of, reporting to our campus Department of Public Safety, you can make an anonymous report to My Safe Campus. The report will be forwarded on to the appropriate campus personnel and acted upon. You can check back through My Safe Campus to see how the report was resolved. Let's keep our campus safe. If you know something, say something. Click on the link above to make a report or call the hotline phone number at 1-800-716-9007.
Of course, always feel free to call our UH Department of Public Safety. For an emergency call 911 and for non-emergencies call 713-743-3333.
Mother's or Lactation Rooms
The University of Houston is pleased to offer multiple lactation sites in order to facilitate the special needs of students, staff, and faculty members who are new mothers.
Are you a UH student and a parent? Being a parenting student is both a challenge and a joy. We are here to help. Check out our Facebook page for parenting students to connect and share resources. Read the campus wide task force report on child care issues on campus. Check out the UH Children's Learning Centers on campus for information on child care, with some reduced rates available. We are here to support you, so please be in touch! Want to know what other services are available for children on campus? Check our our new brochure here.
Stop the Violence:
A project to educate and empower individuals about violence affecting the collegiate community
Rape Aggression Defense
The Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Program taught by UHDPS officers empowers female students, faculty, and staff to combat various types of assaults by providing them with realistic self-defense tactics and techniques. This empowerment is taught through four basic principles: education, dependency on self, making one’s own decisions, and realization of one’s own power. For more information, click here.
Need a Program Delivered to your Group?
WRC staff is happy to come to your UH student group organization to present a program on a number of topics including 1. A Question of Consent: How to Ask for Sexual Permission (aimed at groups of young men), 2. Healthy sexuality, 3. Healthy Relationships, and 4. Violence Against Women, dating violence or sexual assault. Call us to have us visit and present. We can also represent the WRC at your event with informational tabling. Call us at (832) 842-6191 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.