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


Our wonderful donors allow us to continue to enrich and improve the lives of students, faculty, staff, and community members.  >> Read more



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

  • Support and Resources for Survivors

Support and Resources for Survivors

  • October 15th, 2016

At the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women’s Center, we stand with survivors of gender-based violence. The Women’s Center works to promote a supportive environment at UVA by actively engaging in discussions about social change, connecting with state and national advocacy organizations, and perhaps most importantly, by supporting the many students whose leadership among their peers is essential to bringing about a safe and healthy University community.

  • Student Spotlight: Madison Baril

Student Spotlight: Madison Baril

  • October 14th, 2016

Get to know Body Positive intern, Madison Baril! Year: 3rd year Major: Commerce Hometown: Chesapeake, Va 1. Why are you passionate about your program at the Women’s Center? I want to make people more aware of the media they consume and how it affects their perceptions of themselves and others– I think once people are aware of this they’ll be more empathetic and just better people. 2. What made you choose UVA? I chose UVA honestly because of its undergrad business program. And I’m happy (?) to say I currently am enrolled in McIntire! 3. What has surprised you about […]

  • Shared stories from the 2016 NEDA Conference

Shared stories from the 2016 NEDA Conference

  • October 6th, 2016

Hannah Trible, Co-Coordinator of the Body Positive program, represented the Women’s Center last week at the 2016 National Eating Disorders Association Conference in Chicago. Our Body Positive Coordinator attends the NEDA Conference each year to improve our knowledge of the innovative programs, tools, and techniques available to promote prevention and raise awareness about eating disorders. We were excited to send Hannah to Chicago and anxious to hear about her experience at the conference. The theme for this year’s conference was, “The Sky’s the Limit: Advances and Insights in Eating Disorders Treatment and Prevention.” On one of her last days at 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