Students march across campus during Take Back the Night

Signature Events

The Women’s Center plans programs and events to enrich students, faculty and staff.  Certain events are yearly programs and have become our Signature Events. Check out this podcast interview with the Women’s Center Director to learn more about the signature events and services we offer in the Center.


Over the course of the 2021-2022 academic year, we invited the campus community to help us honor the past, celebrate the present, and envision the future of the NC State Women’s Center through a variety of events and opportunities as we celebrated 30 years.

In partnership with Student Leadership and Engagement, the Women’s Center co-sponsors an Alternative Service Break (ASB) trip to Guatemala over Spring Break. The trip focuses on global gender issues, women’s empowerment, & interpersonal violence.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month is recognized in October each year. During this month, the Women’s Center hosts a series of events in honor of a month-long event in which we honor those who have lost their lives to domestic violence, as well as try to raise awareness about this public health concern. DVAM is part of a national awareness month, and the programs and events that the Women’s Center holds may vary by year.

Feminist Fridays are student-initiated and facilitated conversations centered on topics of gender equity. Interested students can submit discussion topics and outlines via the Women’s Center website or a semesterly call for discussion topics.

At NC State, our goal is to create opportunities that encourage the campus community to challenge how society views bodies of varying shapes, sizes, genders, races, abilities and backgrounds. Through Love Your Body Day programming, we recognize what systems affect our perception of our own and others bodies and how we can change them.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month takes place in April and is part of a national attempt to raise awareness about sexual violence. During this month the Women’s Center holds various events and training to help raise awareness about sexual violence, create a campus that supports survivors, and teaches members of the Wolfpack to be active bystanders. Take Back the Night, a Women’s Center signature event, is part of SAAM and creates a space for survivors and allies to reclaim and share their experiences with sexual violence.

Sponsored by the Council on the Status of Women, the Sisterhood Dinner is an annual event to celebrate and acknowledge the contributions of faculty, staff, students, and groups to advancing gender equity at NC State. The Equity for Women Awards are also distributed during this annual celebration.

January is Stalking Awareness Month. The Women’s Center aims to help raise awareness about the impact of stalking and provide students, faculty and staff with resources to respond should stalking occur.

The Women of Color Retreat seeks to create a community focused on finding meaning, healing, support, and trust amongst women of color in the NC State community. The retreat centers the voices and experiences of women of color, but all students are welcome to apply.

Women’s HERstory Month is a celebration of the contributions of women throughout history. The Women’s Center hosts a number of programs during March focused on women’s and gender issues. The Center also coordinates a university-wide calendar of events in an effort to encourage and promote the celebration and continuation of campus-wide conversations center on gender equity.