This bibliography was created in 2004 with several audiences in mind: women's center professionals who were interested in best practices; individuals who wished to contribute to the women's centers' literature; and those interested in learning more about women's centers in U.S. higher education. Over the years, the literature about women's centers has grown, and so has the bibliography, which is updated on an annual basis.



Activist Anthropology in a Women's Center, S. L. Allen

Witness/Praise for Campus Women’s Centers, J. Arcana


Feminist Consciousness and the Potential for Change in Campus Based Student Staffed Women's Centers, Teri Ann Bengiveno

Virtual Women's Center, K. Benner


Developing Women Leaders on Campus: A Human Resources-Women's Center Partnership at the University of Minnesota, Denise A. Bonebright, Anitra D. Cottledge, and Peg Lonnquist

The Women's Center: The New Dean of Women?, Kathryn H. Brooks

Diversity and Success: The University of Iowa Women’s Resource and Action Center, Susan Buckley and Cheryl Hetherington

Multicultural Programming in a University Women's Center, Carmen Buford

The Roles of Campus-based Women's Centers, Kelli Zaytoun Byrne

Making Women's Center Resource Library Holdings more Accessible, J. Cavicchia and W. A. Thompson

Women's Centers on Campus: A Profile, Bonnie Mason Clevenger

Fundraising Adds Extras to Women’s Center Programs, S. Cook

Women’s Center Partners with Academics for Reality, S. Cook

Women's Centers: Inside: Friendships, Help, and Inspiration, M. A. Cunningham

Pilot Women's Empowerment Program, C. F. Curry

Establishing a women’s center in the mid-1970’s, T. P. Farley

Personal Reflections on Building a Women's Center in a Women's College, Jane S. Gould

Experiential Learning Connects Women’s Studies to Centers, Doris Green

Top 10 Lessons Learned by Women's Center Directors, Doris Green

U of Minnesota Women's Center Involves Male Allies, M. Grewe

Career Centers as Women's Centers, Marcie Schoor Hirsch and Nancy Tobin

Campus-Based Women's Centers: Administration, Structure, and Resources, Barbara Kasper


Campus-Based Women's Centers: A Review of Problems and Practices, Barbara Kasper

The Awareness, Impressions, and Use of a Campus Women's Center by Traditional and Nontraditional Women Students, Michael J. Keller and Judy Lawrence Rogers

Supporting the Whole Student: A Model for Women’s Center-Women’s/Gender Studies Collaboration, M. Kowalski-Braun and K. Underwood

Women's Needs on Campus: How Universities Meet Them, Charlotte A. Kunkel

Transforming Community Through Volunteer Service at the Everywoman's Center, B. Lockwood

The Margaret Sloss Women's Center at Iowa State University: A Model, Peg Lonnquist and Loraine M. Reesor


Is It My Job to Teach the Revolution?, Xenia Markowitt


Feminist Community Organizing on a College Campus, Diane Martell and Nancy E. Avitabile

The Institutionalization of Women’s Centers and Women’s Studies Programs at Three Research Universities, Flora Pearle McMartin

Women's Centers and Women Administrators: Breaking the Glass Slipper Together, Gail O. Mellow

Introduction, Alice Miller

Making Feminism Matter: The Revitalization of a Campus Women's Center, Alice Miller

Women's Programs at Public Community Colleges, Donald D. Nichols

Women's Funny Shorts: Comedy and Praxis, Juli Parker

Women's Centers/Women's Studies Programs: Collaborating for Feminist Activism, Juli Parker and Janet Freedman

Addressing Privilege in Today's Women's Centers, Mary Lou Santovec

Strategies to Confront Privilege in Women's Centers, Mary Lou Santovec

Women's Center Links Volunteer Groups on Jesuit Campus, Mary Lou Santovec

Xavier U Advocates Program Leads to New Women's Center, Mary Lou Santovec

A History of the 1970s Office of Women's Programs at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville: A Forerunner to Change, L. M. Stepp

Developing a Women's Center, Annette TenElshof and Elizabeth S. Searle

Women in the Wilderness: Georgia Tech Women’s Resource Center Goes Wild, Yvette Loury Upton

Encuentro de Mujeres: Women's Collective Cultural Memory in San Antonio, Texas, V. Valenzuela

Campus Services Built for You, Rebecca VanderMeulen

Kiss and Make Up: Women's Centers and Women's Studies, Mary Dee Wenniger

Women's Centers: The Frameworks, Jodi Wetzel


Women in Academe: Progress and Prospectus, Mariam Chamberlain

Understanding the Empowerment Phenomenon Effects of a Pilot Women's Empowerment Program on Female College Students, Claudia Hearst Curry

University and College Women's Centers: A Journal Toward Equity, Sharon L. Davie

Increasing the Effectiveness of Women's Programs on College Campuses: A Summary of the Activities and Accomplishments of the National Women's Centers Training Project, Kathryn Girard

To Make a Difference: A Trainer's Guide for Working with Campus-Based Women's Centers and Other Women's Organizations, Kathryn Girard and Joan L. Sweeney

Women's Studies in the United States, Catherine R. Stimpson and Nina Kressner Cobb

Book Chapters

The Roles of Women Student Programs and Services: CAS Standards Contextual Statement, B. Bethman, E. Plummer, and B. Rietveld

The Roles of Women Student Programs and Services: CAS Standards Contextual Statement, C. Boyd, J. Cavicchia, Peg Lonnquist, R. Morrow, C. Robbins, and C. Seasholes

Women Student Programs and Services: CAS Standards and Guidelines, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

Women Student Programs and Services: CAS Standards and Guidelines, Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education

Women's Centers as Agents of Change, Jane S. Gould

Reflections from "Professional Feminists" in Higher Education, Susan Marine

The Role of Women Student Programs and Services: CAS Standards Contextual Statement, C. Martin, R. Morrow, C. Robbins, N. Spencer, and Amber L. Vlasnik

Historical Constructs of Gender and Work: Informing Access and Equity in U.S. Higher Education, Amber L. Vlasnik

The Campus Women's Center as Classroom: A Model for Thinking in Action, J. R. Wies

Conference Proceedings

Proceedings of the Multi-Faceted Women's Center Conference, Rochester MI Continuum Center for Women Oakland University

Women's Centers: Organizational and Institutional Constraints on Meeting Educational Needs, Joan L. Sweeney

Why Would a Community College Want a Women's Center, Larry Tyree


A Case Study of a New Organizational Subunit's Development: The USCB Women's Center, Mary Constance Anderson

Campus Based Women's Centers: An Analysis of the Development and Survival of a Student-Run Center in the Struggle for Gender Equity in Higher Education, Teri Ann Bengiveno

A Study of Feminist Leadership Characteristics in Women's Centers and Women's Studies Programs at Southern California Universities and Colleges, Marcela González Chávez

The Mission, Organization, Funding, Programming, and Clientele of Campus-based, Administratively Organized Women's Centers, Bonnie Mason Clevenger


A Space of Intersections: Campus-Based Women's Centers and the Third Space Between Public and Private Spheres, Emelyn A. Dela Peña


Reform from Within: An Ecological Analysis of Institutional Feminism at our University, Amy Johnson Howton

A Comprehensive Evaluation of a Women's Center's Career Assessment and Counseling Services Utilizing a Follow-Up Survey, Mary E. Jones

Carrying it on: Post-Graduation Impact of Feminist Praxis on Women's Studies Majors, Claire N. Kaplan

A Study of Women's Centers in Four Year Colleges and Universities: The Relationship of Funding Patterns, Administrative Attitudes, and Perceived Impact of Centers on Campus Life, Anne Kathryn Klinger

Knowledge and Perceptions Regarding the Activity Of the Vanderbilt University Women's Center: A Survey of Administrators, Faculty, Staff, and Students, Cynthia L. McKnight

An Investigation into Personality Factors of Administrators of Women's Centers, Beverly Ann Mitchell


The Possible Impact of Elements of Institutional Culture on Women Students' Higher Education Attainment in Hawaii, Carol A. Parker

A National Needs Analysis of Campus-Based Women's centers: Implications for Higher Education, Cheryl Wendy Phillips

A Study of Women's Centers in Selected Institutions of Higher Education: The Relationship of Institutional and Non-, J. H. Rettke

Women's Centers in Public Higher Education: Evolving Structure and Function, Frances Cunningham Stineman


Trust, Learning and Dialogue: A Portrait of Leadership Practice in Higher Education's Social Justice Centers, Shaun Randall Travers

A Phenomenological Study of the Experiences of Women in Leadership and Community at Old Dominion University from 1970-1990, Ann E. Wendle Barnes

Issue Briefs


Campus Women's Centers for the Twenty-First Century: Structural Issues and Trends, J. Goettsch, J. Linden, Cindy Vanzant, and P. Waugh


Ohio Women's Centers' Reflections on Evaluation and Assessment (Issue Brief 02), Amy Johnson Howton, Susanne B. Dietzel, K. A. Fullbright, and Lisa S. Rismiller


Ohio Women’s Centers: Statement of Philosophy, Amber L. Vlasnik


Organizational Development and Goals: A Consultant’s View of Women’s Centers, David T. Borland

Women's Centers in the '90s, E. Virginia Calkins

Campus Based Women's Centers, Kathryn Girard


Developing Women’s Programs, Kathryn Girard


Revitalizing an Urban Community College Women's Resource Center: Kingsborough Community College--The City University of New York, Estelle Miller

The Women's Center, Catherine R. Stimpson

Community College Women's Centers: A Question of Survival, Mary Helen Vera and Ruth Burgos-Sasscer



The Shifting Terrain of Feminist Theory and Activism: University-based Women's Centers and Third Wave Feminism, Lindsay Adams

A Descriptive Survey of Women's Centers in the California Colleges and Universities, Diane Rose Capic

A Study of the Effectiveness of the Volunteer Counseling Program of the Brookdale Community College Women's Center, Maxine F. Crespy

Exploration of a Feminist Leadership Model at University Women's Centers and Women's Studies Programs: A Descriptive Study, Carmen Sue Griggs

Lasting Impressions: Viewing the Georgia Institute of Technology Experience Through the Lenses of First-Year and Senior Women, Yvette Loury Upton