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Women of Color Empowerment Group (WOCE)

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The WOCE group helps to provide a supportive space in which the experiences of women of color on a majority White campus are discussed. The group explores what these experiences mean for students (with regard to identity, relationships, and more), to empower and enhance students’ voices, 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).

"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 2022.

Location: Virtual Meeting through Zoom
Time: 4:00-5:30 p.m.

January 19
February 2,16
March 2,16, 30
April 6, 27



As a collaboration between Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS) and the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC), this drop-in group tailors specifically to women of color who are currently undergraduate or graduate students. This group seeks to provide a supportive space to address topics such as identity, relationships, wellness, campus experiences, academic excellence and empowerment.

This is an affinity group to which students who identify as women of color are invited, to discuss shared experiences in a safe space. Additionally, information disclosed during these private meetings is considered confidential.

For more information, please contact the WOCE Group facilitators:

Laura Briscoe, Ph.D., CAPS psychologist 

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