The Wo/Men's Center

The Wo/Men's Center welcomes all students in need of support and strives to promote equal rights for women and men through outreach programs and counseling services. The Wo/Men's Center provides programming and outreach on a wide range of issues that highlight women's and men's growth and development. Topics range from improving communication in relationships to healing from traumatic experiences. The Center has hosted events such as a performance of Eve Ensler's play The Vagina Monologues, Meet and Greet the authors of Souls of My Sisters, Celebrating Women Artists for Women's History Month, and Take Back the Night. The Center often works in collaboration with other University departments and student groups such as Commuter Student Affairs, the Dean of Students, the University Counseling Center, EAP, the Center for Womyn's Concerns, and Students for Choice.

The Wo/Men's Center offers monthly discussion groups as an opportunity for students to talk with other students about topics such as domestic violence, building community, being a person of color, and how local and federal politics affect women. The Center also offers support groups that meet weekly as a place for students to connect with others. Groups are developed based on student need, such as LGBT support group, Beyond Food and Body (Body Image support group), Dissertation Support Group, and mindfulness meditation groups. Interested students should call the Center at (631) 632-9666 for more information about groups currently offered.

In addition to providing outreach programs, the Wo/Men's Center is a free resource for undergraduate and graduate students to obtain counseling for any issue including, but not limited to, relationship and family problems, adjusting to college, coming out, depression, anxiety, eating disorders, and rape and sexual assault. Professionally trained masters-level and doctoral-level clinicians and graduate-level clinicians-in-training provide counseling services. Call the Center to make an appointment. Client information is kept confidential.

The Wo/Men's Center also houses a Lending Library for student use. Book topics range from Health and Wellness, Feminist Studies, and Fiction. Please stop by or call for library hours and information.

The Wo/Men's Center is committed to challenging oppression in all forms and recognizes the demands that face college students. To help meet these challenges, we offer afternoon and evening hours during the academic year, Monday through Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., and Friday 12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in the Stony Brook Union, Room 216.

Please contact (631) 632-WOMN (9666) or e-mail womenscenter@notes.cc.sunysb.edu for more information or visit online at http://studentaffairs.stonybrook.edu/cpo/wgrc_index.shtml. For after-hours emergencies, please call the University Police at 911 from any on-campus extension, or (631) 632-3333 from off-campus or cellular phones.

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