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Commission for Women

The Commission for Women serves as an advisory group to the President of the University on the status of women at Penn State, advocates for women's concerns, and recommends solutions.

Nominations are now open for the 2016 CFW Rosemary Schraer Mentoring Award and the 2016 CFW Achieving Women Award - Deadline for both awards nominations is Wednesday, February 10, 2016.

Click link to register for event: Tenth Annual Awards Luncheon
Friday, April 8, 2016

Presidents Hall
The Penn Stater
Conference Center Hotel
Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Who can join the Commission?

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Faculty, staff, and administrators

Commission for Women Memberships for Students, Faculty, and Staff are currently being accepted. 
Instructions and forms can be found on the CFW Get Involved Page.

October 2015 
Penn State Women with Influence

Paula Milone-Nuzzo
Dean, College of Nursing

October 2015 
Penn State Women with Influence

Jacqueline Edmondson
Associate Vice President and Associate Dean, Undergraduate Education

Past Event: 
Center for Women Students

CFW Status of Women at Penn State

Commission Information

2015–2016 Commission Co-Chairs

, CFW Commission Co-Chair

CFW Commission Co-Chair

Commission Meetings

Commission Highlights


Report on Parental Leave for Penn State Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Scholars/Fellows published


Co-chair of the new Membership Committee recruits members at the fall 2014 Resource Fair


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