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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 women’s 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.