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Womens History Month


Every year in March we celebrate and recognize Women's History Month.The month provides an opportunity to commemorate and celebrate the history of all women across the globe.

Women's Student Organizations

Empowering Women in Law

"As an organization, we act as a space for driven, like-minded students to gather and work together to achieve our law school and professional goals. We fundraise for women’s education and rights, prepare for the LSAT and law school applications, expand our professional networks, and most importantly learn about various career paths in the legal field and what it is like to be a woman in the field of law."

Email: vangelo1(at)

Instagram: @ewilmsu


Women in Business Students' Association

"Women in Business Students' Association is an organization that helps students with career development and provides an opportunity to network with both corporate recruiters and other students. We foster professional growth through presentations by Fortune 500 companies as well as through events like our annual Leadership Conference and Mock Career Fair. We also provide students with an opportunity to grow personally and build relationships through our various community service, fundraising, and social activities. WBSA is a diverse organization that brings students who have a shared goal together and facilitates growth for its members. Although the majority of our members are women working towards a business degree, our organization works towards educating all students and majors. Successful Women Start Here!"

Email: wbsa123(at)

Instagram: @wbsa_msu


Planned Parenthood Generation Action

PPGA MSU is a student organization that promotes the continued support of Planned Parenthood and increases awareness of and advocacy for sexual health and education. Our members work to promote sexual wellness, gender equity, and reproductive justice in a positive way both on Michigan State University’s campus and in the Greater Lansing area.

Email: ppgamsu(at)



Women of Color: James Madison College

As Women of Color, we are here to promote a safe space for all people, especially those who identify both as Women or femme and a person of color. As an organization, we strive to promote scholarship, community service, empowerment, and social/political engagement for all James Madison Women of color."

Email: padthemitten(at)

Instagram: @wocjmc


Pad the Mitten

We have education events with topics such as options for reusable period products, international views on menstruation, foods to help period cramps, and many more! We have also had advocacy events where we've written to Michigan legislators to remove the tampon tax and provide free period products to schools. There are also social events you can join where you can get to know the other club members.

Email: padthemitten(at)

Instagram: @padthemitten


Mission Menstruation

Mission Menstruation seeks to hold MSU accountable for the responsibility of improving access to free period products on campus in order to create a gender equitable environment. We are committed to establishing sustainable avenues for receiving period products and furthering the academic success of menstruating people.

Email: MSU(at)

Instagram: @missionmenstruation


Successful Black Women

The purpose of Successful Black Women of MSU is to become a primary resource for Black women at Michigan State University. We seek to promote empowerment, networking skills, and social relations skills amongst our members and the larger multicultural community of Michigan State. We have a particular interest in incoming students, including freshman and transfers, who are seeking to build a strong foundation and network at MSU, but we are welcoming and open to member of all years and backgrounds.  We hold monthly events of various kinds, typically focusing on professional development, community engagement, health and wellbeing, and social engagement with other MSU RSOs. We often hold collaborative events with other organizations within and outside the immediate MSU community. While we are heavy on the professional side, we also host many social gatherings for the larger MSU community and special members only events that have a more laid back feel. In the past we are known for our bake sales, pillowtalks, and "Battle of the Orgs" events. Our organization is a well-rounded entity heavily devoted to professional and personal development.

Email: sbwmsu(at)



National Organization for Women

The MSU National Organization for Women (NOW) Campus Action Network is a student organization dedicated to advocacy of feminist issues and ideals. As an official affiliate of the national organization as well as the Michigan chapter, MSU’s NOW Campus Action Network aims to bring about positive change within the university and spark conversations among the Spartan community. The organization is fairly low commitment, holding general meetings once a month. Additionally, the organization often hosts monthly events including inviting guest speakers, facilitating discussions, and much more. 

Email: msunowcan(at)


Women*s Council

The purpose of this club shall be to represent women on Michigan State University’s campus and to allow women*s voices to be heard at the University through advocating, educating, and volunteering. Women*s Council will provide a safe space to discuss feminism, women, and gender justice issues.

Email: womenscouncilmsu(at)

Instagram: @michstatewoco

Women's History Month: More Events

WILD: “The Time is Now!” - March 6th

This beginning of the WILD leadership development workshop series explores how the current moment is critical for women and leadership. Sign up for the event taking place in the Student Services Building, Room 6.


Safer Sex Carnival - March 8th

Michigan State Women*s Council presents the Safer Sex Carnival at the Brody Grotto. This event will feature free, safer sex products, games, prizes, cookies and more!


Start Smart: Salary Negotiations for Students - March 11th

The StartSmart workshop allows MSU students to empower themselves with the skills to negotiate the starting salary.


“Bring Her Home” film viewing and discussion - March 12th

Join the Office for Institutional Diversity and Inclusion for the screening of the film “Bring Her Home” at 108 Bessey Hall, followed by a discussion. This event is part of the REDress Project exhibition and includes dinner.


WILD: “Who am I to Lead?” - March 13th

The WILD leadership development workshop will cover the role of identity, intersectionality and efficacy in leadership development. Sign up for the event, which will take place in the Student Services Building, Room 13.


Women of Color Initiatives Graduate Student Lunch - March 19th

WOCI invites all women of color graduate students and allies to meet with featured guest Paige Hernandez over lunch at the South Kedzie Hall Chicano/Latino Studies Conference Room 200. This informal conversation provides graduate students an intimate setting to engage with the artist in residence. Register for the event.


Storytelling Through Movement Workshop - March 20th

Artist in Residence Paige Hernandez will present a workshop on how to create and share narratives with more than pen and paper at the Center for Gender in Global Context in the International Center. The first 10 people to RSVP and attend will receive a free notebook and pen from WOCI. Register for the event.


Sisterhood Luncheon - March 21

Community members are invited to join Artist in Residence Paige Hernandez for MSU’s Women of Color Community’s Sisterhood Luncheon series. This event will allow participants to engage with the honored multidisciplinary guest and meet other women of color and allies in an informal setting. Register for the event taking place in the Green Room of the Main Library.


Paige in Full: Performance, Demonstrations and Insights - March 21

The community is invited to attend an interactive keynote performance and talkback conversation with Assistant Professor Gianina Strother, Associate Professor Sitara Thobani, Assistant Professor Alexandria Davis and MSU Department of English Postdoctoral Fellow Sarah Bruno. A reception will follow the event in Hernandez’s honor. Register for the event, which will take place in the Residential College in the Arts and Humanities Theater.


GenCen Event! Screening of "Until and Unless" - March 22

As part of our Women’s History Month celebrations, the Center for Gender in Global Context is proud to host a virtual screening of the documentary Until and Unless. This film on the lives of trans women in India will be followed by a webinar with key participants from the documentary. We are presenting this event in conjunction with MSU’s Department of Sociology and with Anandam, an activist organization serving the traditional trans hijra koti community in Kolkata India. 

The short documentary film explores the impact of Penal Code 377 on the lives of India’s LGBTKH community and the landmark Supreme Court decision to repeal the law on September 6, 2018.

"Kolkata Anandam For Equality and Justice "(KAEJ) in the last three years toured the film throughout India with community activists, co-stars and co-directors, Sintu Bagui and Nitu Giri, Dr. Soma Roy. After the screening we hope to engage the audience in a discussion about the contents of the film and the current state of LGBTKH rights in India.

A description of the film is below and you can watch a trailer of the film here

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WILD: “How Did We Get Here?” - March 27

Located in the Student Services Building, Room 13, this portion of the WILD leadership development workshop series explores how gender socialization shapes women in leadership. Sign up for the event.


Start Smart: Salary Negotiations for Students - March 28

The StartSmart workshop, sponsored by Women*s Student Services, allows MSU students to empower themselves with the skills to negotiate the starting salary they deserve. 


HEAL Sexual Health Conference - March 30th

Happening in the RCAH Theater, the HEAL Sexual Health Conference aims to bring awareness to and encourage scientific research on sexual health along with community engagement and discussion. More specifically, it highlights the work of health care, education and advocacy leaders in our MSU community and beyond. Buy tickets for the event.


WILD: “Navigating the Labyrinth” - April 3rd

This finale of the WILD leadership development workshop series will cover working within and beyond organizations and systems. Sign up for the event, which will take place at the Student Services Building, Room 6.


Womens History Month Events: All Month

empowHER donation fund

The empowHER Leadership Retreat was created to provide incoming fourth- through ninth-grade girls from diverse backgrounds with the tools to find confidence, passion and purpose in their lives.


Uncondiitonal Love Fund

The Unconditional Love Fund was created to provide flexible and timely assistance to address extraordinary and unexpected financial hardships among students engaged with The Gender and Sexuality Campus Center’s programming and mission.


The REDress Project Exhibition

Taking place from March 1 to 17, the MSU Museum and campus partners will host the REDress Project. This evocative art installation spotlights the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. This exhibition will feature approximately 60 red dresses suspended along West Circle Drive in public spaces near the MSU Museum and Beal Botanical Garden.



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