Women & LGBT Center Organizations
The following student groups are advised by a Women & LGBT staff member and meet in the Center during the Fall and Spring Semesters.
The Women's Interest Network provides a voice for women's interests and concerns on campus by sponsoring programs designed to stimulate conversation and action. Each February WIN coordinates a benefit performance of The Vagina Monologues that raises money for a local domestic violence shelter. WIN consists of several sub-committees such as Take Back the Night and a Men's subgroup.
Spectrum seeks to create a forum in which gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender students and their supporters can come together in a non-threatening environment to speak openly about their concerns. Through programming which addresses stereotypical images and misconceptions, Spectrum provides educational opportunities for its members and the SMU community.
YWCA @ SMU works towards the goal of empowering women and eliminating racism everywhere. They do this both by providing a space to talk about this intersection and also by looking at ways to encourage bystanders to intervene as a way of eliminating racism an sexism through theater. If you have questions, please contact Val Erwin
WISE offers its members leadership and helps connect the Women in Science and Engineering students at SMU. It mentors middle-school girls and provides positive role models and hands-on learning opportunities in the fields of science, mathematics, and engineering. This mentoring program counts as a university proficiency for oral communication and community engagement. If you have questions about the proficiency contact Val Erwin.
Core is the name of our student advisory committee coordinating our Women's Symposium. This group is aptly named, as students are at the very core of our Women's Symposium, choosing speakers, preparing workshops, and coordinating marketing campaigns. The Women's Symposium has been serving the SMU community since 1966 and is, thus, one of SMU's oldest and most honored traditions.
Knit Club is a group of students that get together to knit, spin, crochet, or create any craft. If you have any questions contact Audrey Reeves
Affiliate Women & LGBT Center Organizations
Affirming Religious Community (ARC) The Affirming Religious Community's mission is to provide social, educational, spiritual and theological opportunities with affirming perspectives on both sexual orientation and gender identity for the Perkins community
LGBT Faculty, Staff and Graduate Student Organization
A group that is for LGBTA faculty, staff and graduate students interested in networking, advocacy and educational activities centered around the LGBT community. If you're interested, please contact Val Erwin.
Strategic Alliance Strategic Alliance is an organization with the goal of fostering an inclusive and welcoming environment for all students, alumni, faculty, staff, and friends of the SMU Cox Community. This club brings LGBTQ and Straight Allies together to ensure SMU Cox is a supportive educational institution.
SMU OUTlaw The SMU OUTlaw student organization is a diverse group of law students, faculty, staff, and their significant others and friends who all support lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons and initiatives.