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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.

Who can join the Commission?

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

201516 CFW events:


Why So Slow? The Advancement of Women by Virginia Valian
Wednesday, March 16
12:15 to 1:30 p.m. | 404 Old Main
With introductory comments by President Eric Barron and discussion facilitated by Dr. Terri Vescio, Professor of  Psychology and Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

Friday, April 8, 2016 
Presidents Hall
The Penn Stater
Conference Center Hotel
Noon - 1:30 p.m.
Registration for this event is now closed.

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

2016–17 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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