Center for Women’s Development

Founded in 1982, the Center for Women’s Development (CWD) supports the self-actualization of students by providing specialized resources needed to assist Medgar Evers College female students in their pursuit of higher education. The Center ’s services and programs promote the self-empowerment, self-awareness, and respect of women while encouraging them to achieve academic excellence as well as hone their leadership and life skills in a collegial environment conducive to teaching and learning.

Emerging from the Center are four womens formations: Upsilon Theta Pi, an honor society; Sisters Having A Definite Excellent Strategy (S.H.A.D.E.S.), a student organization; as well as Women of Distinction and the Role Model Program which recognize students’ various contributions through community service. Through collaborations with community based organizations and other Medgar Evers College departments and leaders, conduct programs and workshops to foster the growth and development of our students.