Women's Programs

Ways to Get Involved

Join the Women's Leadership Council:
The Women's Leadership Council is a diverse group of women representing the many voices of Cal Poly. The council's purpose is to empower women and raise awareness about various issues that affect women by promoting equity and unifying our community. We aim to strengthen leadership skills for future employment opportunities.

Women's Programs' Quarterly Events

Fall Quarter

Love Your Body Day*
October 12, 2012 - Workshop 5-7 p.m. Bldg 11-102
October 13, 2012 - Wellness Fair 11-1 p.m. UU Plaza

Winter Quarter

Week of Wellness January 9-13*
January 10, 2012 - Workshop 11-1 p.m. UU 221 (San Luis Lounge)
January 10, 2012 - Film Screening 5-7 p.m. UU 218
January 11, 2012 - GEC Workshop 11-1 p.m. UU 219
January 11, 2012 - GEC Discussion 5-7 p.m. UU 216
January 12, 2012 - GEC Workshop 11-1 p.m. UU 218

The Vagina Monologues February 17, 18, and 19 - 7-10 p.m. PAC Pavilion*

Women's HERstory Week March 5-9* March 5, 2012 - GEC Film Screening 12-2 p.m. UU 216
March 5, 2012 - GEC Panel Discussion 5-7 p.m. UU 216
March 6, 2012 - Minervana 11-1 p.m. UU 205 (Chumash Center)
March 6, 2012 - GEC Workshop 5-7 p.m. UU 219
March 7, 2012 - GEC Discussion 11-1 p.m. UU 216
March 8, 2012 - GEC Event 12-2 p.m. UU 219

Spring Quarter

Intersections Week May 7-11* 5/7/12 Kick-Off Event 5-7pm UU 207 (Chumash Right Wing) 5/9/12 Film Screening 11-1pm UU 216 5/9/12 Workshop 5-7pm UU 220 5/10/12 Panel Discussion 5-7pm UU 207 5/11/12 Final Workshop 11-1pm UU 219

*We recommend the following pairings:

For Love Your Body Day, we recommend one of our Positive Body Image presentations (The Freshman Fifteen: Body Image and Dorm Food, Eating Disorders, General Body Image Presentation) or the Jeopardy activity.

For Week of Wellness, we also recommend our Healthy Relationships or Health and Wellness workshop.

For Vagina Monologues, we recommend our V-Day Preview presentation or our Healthy Relationships workshop.

For Women's HERstory Week, we recommend our Jeopardy activity or our Cinema for Change film screening.

For Intersections Week, we recommend our Gender Exposed presentation.


Healthy Relationships in the Dorms

A presentation covering what a healthy relationship looks like, and what an unhealthy relationship might look like.

Health and Wellness: Stress Management and Relaxation Techniques

A presentation discussing ways for students to manage their stress and take care of themselves in a stressful environment. It will also touch upon ways to cope with depression. Relaxation techniques will also be discussed. This event coincides with the Week of Wellness events but also works well before midterms and finals weeks.

The Freshman Fifteen: Body Image and Dorm Food

An interactive discussion about the transition from high school to college and the effect that can have on your self-esteem. It includes tips about how to stay healthy while surrounded by "dorm food."

Positive Body Image

This is a presentation on how to maintain a positive body image during the age of photoshop. An interactive and frank discussion about how Photoshop is currently being used and the effect it is having on younger and younger individuals.

Eating Disorders

A discussion about types of eating disorders, how to tell if someone might have an eating disorder, and how to help that person.

V-Day Vagina Monologues Preview

Vagina Monologues is the largest event that The Gender Equity Center produces each year. This year, we will offer an educational presentation about the history of V-Day and feature a preview of one of our fantastic monologues.

V-Day Congo Teach-In

A presentation discussing what is happening in the Congo and what you can do to change it. This is also a great tie-in to Vagina Monologues as this was the spotlight campaign two years ago.

Interview Etiquette

A tie-in to our successful monthly Coffee and Careers events, this presentation focuses on basic interview etiquette.

Gender Exposed

An interactive and multimedia presentation debunking the gender binary myth. Participants will leave understanding the difference between sex and gender and the fact that at both levels there are individuals that invalidate the gender binary. Cofacilitated and created with The Pride Center.



A Jeopardy game that discusses women's sexual health, feminism, history and gender identity. This game allows students to interact and discover key facts and information about gender in a fun setting.

Cooking in the Canyons

An easy way to introduce your students to our center as a whole through cooking a simple meal while talking about what The Gender Equity Center offers students and upcoming events.

Cinema for Change

The Gender Equity Center has a variety of educational and entertaining films that can be screened in your residence hall.

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