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Women of Color Empowerment Group (WOCE)

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The WOCE group helps to provide a supportive space for women of color on a majority White Campus and to explore what this means for them (with regard to identity, relationships, and more), to empower and enhance their voice, and to fully embrace their Penn State experience through academic excellence and relationship-building. This group is a collaborative development between the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS).

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"The Women of Color Empowerment Group is a safe haven and sisterhood where women can share their stories and outlooks with each other while empowering one another. No one is judged, and the group is welcoming with open arms. It is an unbreakable bond that we have, and I am very proud to be a part of it. "
~ R. Stukes

The Women of Color Empowerment Group meets on the following Wednesdays during spring 2019, at 4:30-6:00 p.m., in 217 Grange Building:


January 16
January 30
February 13
February 27
March 13
March 27
April 10
April 24 

This is an identity-based group, and only students who identify as women of color should attend. Additionally, information disclosed during these private meetings is considered confidential.

For more information, please contact the WOCE Group facilitators:

Dayze Florencio, Ph.D., MRC counselor Laura Briscoe, Ph.D., CAPS psychologist 

or call the Multicultural Resource Center office at 814-865-1773