Our interns make a year-long commitment to their own personal development and to the enrichment of the Women’s Center.  >> Read more


The Women’s Center gives three signature awards each year in recognition of the achievements of the extraordinary women of U.Va.  >> Read more


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Iris, a national journal, is a web magazine with student-written posts that are relevant and important for women at U.Va. >> Read more


The Women's Center sponsors a wide range of events each semester that you won't want to miss out on. Take a look at what we have coming up!


Latest From The Blog

  • What role do men play in a Women’s Center?

What role do men play in a Women’s Center?

  • December 6th, 2016

Written by Director, Abby Palko The short answer is: an important one! But the long answer is more interesting. We have two primary modes of engaging with students on Grounds: through the direct services we offer, like counseling, and in our engaged scholarship, which includes 8 different academic internships. Despite the name on the building, men are involved in both of these areas. The counseling expertise in the Women’s Center can be utilized by men on Grounds, whether they are seeking counseling directly with us or a referral to a community-based resource that might better meet their needs. We encourage […]

  • Student Spotlight: Courtney Morgan

Student Spotlight: Courtney Morgan

  • November 30th, 2016

Get to know Women, Girls, and Global Justice intern, Courtney Morgan! Year: 4th Major: Leadership & Public Policy Hometown: Virginia Beach, VA 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I love the Women, Girls, & Global Justice program because I get to work with people who are doing awesome things both right here in Charlottesville and in other countries! Though time differences make Skype meeting logistics interesting, I love the fact the world is connected enough for me to work on projects here at UVA that connect me to the incredible work that people are […]

  • Two-time Olympic Medalist, Leah Smith, to be honored at National Girls and Women in Sports Day

Two-time Olympic Medalist, Leah Smith, to be honored at National Girls and Women in Sports Day

  • November 21st, 2016

Nov. 17, 2016 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Two-time Olympic Medalist and current Virginia swimmer Leah Smith will be honored on National Girls and Women in Sports Day when the Cavalier women’s basketball team hosts Duke on Feb. 5, 2017 at 1 p.m. at John Paul Jones Arena. National Girls and Women in Sports Day brings attention to the achievements of female athletes and to issues facing girls and women in sport. The event is co-sponsored by the University of Virginia Athletics Department and the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center at UVA. In the 2016 Rio Olympics, Smith (Pittsburgh, Pa.) won Olympic gold with the […]

What Students Say

The social media marketing techniques I’ve learned are practical, not just in the college setting but for my future career as well. Being in an internship class enabled me to explore women’s issues, and helped me find my passion in global development.
Joie Zhang, Intern, 2012-13
I have learned more than I thought I would and I love the work I am doing spreading the word about the awesome resources the Women’s Center has to offer students around Grounds. I am so honored to have the opportunity to be a part of helping, supporting, and empowering women in our community.
Erin Ennis, Intern, 2012-13
Interning at the UVa Women’s Center has broadened my knowledge of how social media can be used to promote events and raise awareness. I have learned how to communicate effectively across social media platforms; what works, and what does not.
Kaitlin Mackie, Volunteer
Interning with the Women’s Center this year has been a wonderful experience. It has helped me to improve my communication skills and my ability to work with a team of people.
Ashley Koos, Intern, 2012-13