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

  • in case you missed it: 11/20/15

in case you missed it: 11/20/15

  • November 20th, 2015

Every week brings something new, interesting, and exciting. Let us fill you in on what’s been happening in and out of the Women’s Center. 1. Join Iris Magazine on December 1st for a pop-up photo gallery displaying the pictures and stories of UVA women’s experiences with their bodies. 2. Women’s Center alum, Sandra Menendez, has learned a lot in the few months since graduating in May. One piece of advice she offers new grads, “Jump out of the plane and trust that your parachute will open.”

  • Student spotlight: Meghan Grumbling

Student spotlight: Meghan Grumbling

  • November 18th, 2015

Get to know Legal Clinic intern, Meghan Grumbling! Year: 2nd Major: Government and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Hometown: Smithfield, VA What do you miss most about your hometown when you’re at UVA? I lived in Smithfield, Virginia (located in Hampton Roads) my entire life before moving to Charlottesville for school, so I know the area quite well! Downtown Smithfield is absolutely gorgeous; with Victorian style houses, locally owned bakeries and an ice cream parlor, and a wonderful park. It’s a great area! Why are you passionate about the Women’s Center? As a Women, Gender and Sexuality major, I am incredibly […]

Catching up with Women’s Center Alum, Sandra Menendez

  • November 17th, 2015

Where are they now? We’re catching up with Women’s Center alumnae to see where life took them after their time here. Read the latest and greatest from Sandra Menendez! When did you attend U.Va.? What did you study? I graduated from the University of Virginia in May of 2015; therefore, I am still working through the ups-and-downs of year one in “real adulthood.” I majored in English Literature and owe so much to the novels, poems, artists, performers, cups of coffee, professors, and classmates who taught me how to be a better human being. What work did you do with […]

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