Women of Color Empowerment Group (WOCE)

WOCE is a drop-in discussion group that provides a supportive space in which the experiences of Women of Color on a majority White campus are discussed. The group aims to empower and enhance students' voices, and to encourage students to fully embrace their Penn State experience through academic excellence and relationship-building.

Women of Color Empowerment Group

The WOCE group helps to provide a supportive space in which the experiences of women of color on a majority White campus are discussed. WOCE are open to all students regardless of sex, gender, sexual orientation, race, or any other protected class.

This group is not intended for journalistic, research or course credit purposes.

WOCE group photoThe group explores topics such as identity and relationships, among others. It aims to empower and enhance students’ voices, and to encourage students to fully embrace their Penn State experience through academic excellence and relationship-building. This group has been a long-standing collaboration between the Multicultural Resource Center (MRC) and Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS). Information disclosed during these private meetings is considered confidential.

"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 biweekly.

Spring 2024 meeting dates are on Wednesdays at 4:00 to 5:30 p.m. and as follows:

  • January 31 (This meeting will be held in 143 HUB.)
  • February 14
  • February 28
  • March 13
  • March 27
  • April 10
  • April 24

Contact Information:

If you would like more information about WOCE, please contact:

Maimouna Fall, MRC Graduate Assistant Counselor
Email: 
Multicultural Resource Center
220 Grange Building
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 865-1773

Laura Briscoe, CAPS Staff Psychologist
Email: 
Center for Counseling and Psychological Services
501 Student Health Center
University Park, PA 16802
Phone: (814) 863-0395
http://studentaffairs.psu.edu/counselingFor updates on all CAPS groups, please visit the Counseling & Psychological Services website in Student Affairs. (Look under "Drop-In/Support Groups")