Women's Center & LGBTQ+ Services

The Women’s Center is a community where people can collaborate on social justice initiatives. We educate our community about gender equity, violence prevention, healthy masculinity, LGBTQIA+ issues and trends, and more, making our campus a safe and welcoming space for everyone. Email women@ramapo.edu for more info on our office, programs and events, weekly discussion groups, and more.

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Our Mission

The Women's Center and LGBTQ+ services maintain a commitment to sustaining and strengthening an atmosphere where individuals feel COMFORTABLE and SAFE to bring their whole self to the table. Our work uses an intersectional feminist perspective to lead, support, and advance efforts in social justice, diversity, and gender equity. We serve as a resource to all who enter as we educate and celebrate together.

Women's Herstory Month

March 1 - March 31

Please email transoutreach@ramapo.edu with any questions.

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What We Do...

  • Educational & Celebratory Programs, Events, & Workshops
  • Gender Inclusive Housing
  • Safe Zone Training
  • Peer to Peer Discussion Groups
  • Free Safe Sex Supplies, menstrual products, & pregnancy tests (Located in the CSI Main Office!)
  • Lounge Space (Closed due to COVID)

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Why We Need The Women's Center and LGBTQ+ Services

  • Racism, sexism, homophobia, transphobia, xenophobia, and other forms of oppression and discrimination still plague our society
  • White women make $0.79, Black women make $0.60, Hispanic women make $0.55, American Indian and Native Alaskan make $0.59, and Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander women make $0.62 to a man’s $1.00
  • 1 in 12 transgender women and 1 in 8 transgender women of color have a chance of being murdered
  • 43% of queer and trans people experience some form of job discrimination
  • 1 in 4 eating disorders occur in men
  • There are nearly 20 millions cases of STIs every year
  • There are 12.3 million victims of human trafficking and only 0.4% of victims have been identified
  • 1 in 5 women and 1 in 7 men have experienced severe physical violence by an intimate partner
  • Over 99% of women in America say that they have been a victim of street harassment

Our History at Ramapo

The Women’s Center was first established in 1974, around the time that women across the country first started to attend college in large numbers. Originally the center helped support women as they entered the largely male academic world, but as the college atmosphere changed so did our mission. Today the Women’s Center still works for gender equality and we’ve expanded our mission to serve the entire campus, men and women. We welcome EVERYONE to come learn more about gender equality and social justice. We provide a place to meet and socialize, get confidential support, and become an active leader! Our goal is to ensure our campus a safe and welcoming place for all students.

Lynne Farrow’s account of the founding of the Ramapo College Women’s Center

E: women@ramapo.edu
P: 201.684.7468

Women's Center and LGTBQ+ Services

505 Ramapo Valley Road
Mahwah NJ 07430
United States