The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center


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The Galerstein Women’s Center (GWC) has been in existence since 1996, representing gender issues in our campus and community. The Center actively promotes a prosperous and successful environment through mentoring, advising and professional counseling, equitable policy review, climate assessment, lectures addressing gender diversity and social justice, leadership development, community engagement, advocacy for the LGBT+ community, and development of child care resources.

The GWC is home to the only dedicated lactation space on campus for nursing mothers. We provide meeting, study space, and a lending library. We offer professional counseling services, diversity scholarships, internships, volunteer opportunities and organizational advising.

GWC initiatives are guided by the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement.

We invite you to visit the Center and find out how you can become involved.

Mission Statement:

The Galerstein Women’s Center is a campus resource that fosters a safe and inclusive environment by advocating for gender equity and diversity through leadership development, education, programs, and services.

Value Statement:

Promoting a safe and affirming environment for women, all gender identities, gender expressions, and sexual orientations since 1996.

Areas of Focus:

Advocate for gender equity and inclusive campus policies and practices

Educate the campus and broader community on gender and LGBT+-related topics

Empower women and LGBT+ communities with confidence and skills for success

Connect students, staff, faculty and community to resources, mentors, scholarships, internships and volunteer opportunities

Honor and celebrate national days of recognition and individuals who are making an impact in the lives of girls, women and LGBT+ communities

Exploring Feminism

SAFE ZONE Ally Appreciation Lunch

Honoring Those Who Serve

Piecing Intersections Together


SAFE ZONE is a national concept in which safe spaces are identified and marked with a symbol unique to each campus. By displaying the SAFE ZONE logo on a department door, office or desk, Allies show that they value a diverse campus community, are willing to foster a safe place for others, and are committed to offer support, resources, and guidance.

You can become a SAFE ZONE Ally by attending Ally Training. Ally Training provides a venue for LGBT+ people, Allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBT+ campus and surrounding community. After completion of the training, participants will receive a certificate, SAFE ZONE logo, resources, and will be equipped with the tools necessary to:

  • Respond appropriately
  • Know resources and/or where to find them
  • Show support and safeguard the rights of LGBT+ people
  • Examine his/her own attitudes, behaviors, and values, and to challenge others to do the same
  • Appreciate and value the contributions of LGBT+ people

Once per semester, the Galerstein Women's Center holds an Ally Training, which provides a venue for LGBT+ people, Allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBT+ campus and surrounding community. The November 2016 Ally Training will be on Thursday, November 17, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Galaxy A & B (SU 2.602).

SAFE ZONE Ally Training is open to all UT Dallas as well as community members.
Registration link: November 2016 Ally Training
Just be sure to RSVP by Thursday, November 17!

Lunch will be provided. Vegetarian option available upon request.

Patrons with disabilities who need special assistance, such as an interpreter or captioning, to attend this presentation should contact us no later than 72 hours prior to the presentation.

Take a Study break!

$tart $mart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Presented by the UT Dallas Galerstein Women's Center and the Career Center, Start Smart is an interactive workshop designed to give college students the confidence and skills they need to earn fair compensation. According to AAUW’s research, women one year out of college are paid only 82 percent of what their male counterparts receive. By using the skills taught in this workshop, students are prepared to:

  • Negotiate your starting salary and narrow the gap early
  • Improve your lifelong earning potential
  • Articulate your value
  • Build confidence in your negotiation style
  • Sharpen your budgeting skill

The event is open to UT Dallas students only.

We are offering two workshops in Fall 2016 and two in Spring 2017.

Please register through Comet Careers for the workshops.

Friday, November 4, 2016:(Event ID 5674) register by Friday, October 28.

Friday, January 27, 2017:(Event ID 5675) register by Friday, January 20.

Friday, March 24, 2017:(Event ID 5676) register by Friday, March 17.

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