Women's Center

Women & LGBT Center Programs

Stones of EqualityALLIES

Allies are a group of SMU faculty and staff who act as advocates and activists for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning students. The Allies placard displays their visible support for lgbt students at SMU. Each Ally attends an initial training session and is invited to monthly continuing education programs. To join Allies contact Karen Click at 214-768-4796 or or visit the Allies web page.

Food Chain

Calling all SMU women of color! This discussion group provides support, education, and mentoring opportunities for women of color faculty, staff, and students. These women build deeper connections with one another as they share food. Contact Val Erwin at

LGBT Dialogues

A discussion and support group for people of the LGBT community and those who are questioning. It is a great place for people just coming out to themselves or for people who have been out and proud for many years . In the past we have talked about religion, parents, marriage, and intersectionality. Come share your story and ideas and listen to others share theirs. For more information contact Val Erwin at


“Tea Time” for the LGBT community. This is an informal social time for students, staff, and faculty to build community. This is held every other month (it rotates with Allies trainings).

Violence Prevention Program

At the start of school each year the Women's Center unites with other community and campus partners to bring creative programming on the topics of relationships, violence and sexual assault prevention.

Women's Center Brown Bag Series

The Women's Center offers the opportunity for Students, Staff & Faculty to hear and discuss topics of interest over lunch. It is a great way to meet new people, network and learn while listening and discussing important topics such as Body Image, Student Mothers and Relationship Violence. Just provide your own lunch and we'll provide the place and conversation!

Women's Symposium

A Tradition of Excellence Since 1966! This forum brings together a multicultural audience to examine topics of national interest. The program features nationally recognized speakers as well as topical seminars and workshops conducted by students, community leaders, and SMU faculty and staff. Visit the Women's Symposium website for upcoming dates and further information at