The Carolyn Lipshy Galerstein Women's Center
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 LGBTQ 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 LGBTA-related topics
Empower women and LGBTA 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 LGBTA communities
The GWC staff and the Office of Diversity and Community Engagement are troubled by the attacks on the LGBTQIA community in Orlando/Pulse. While we strive to build campus allies for the LGBTQIA community, please know that the Safe Zone Ally community is ready and willing to support and provide resources for you. Look for the Safe Zone Ally sticker visibly displayed throughout the campus and reach out for help.We invite students to gather at the GWC (4.300 SSB) on Tuesday, June 14, from 11:30am-12:30pm to share and process thoughts together with our Counselor, Katrina Watland, LCSW. Please let your students know about this opportunity.
We also invite staff and faculty to gather at the GWC for a separate session on Thursday, June 16, from 11:30am-12:30pm.On Wednesday evening from 8:00pm-9:15pm, Rainbow Guard & Pride will be painting the Spirit Rocks, as well as holding a campus vigil.
Counseling is available for any student or staff needing one-on-one processing around this tragedy. Feel free to contact 972-883-6555 to make an appointment.Galerstein Women's Center
Office of Diversity & Community Engagement
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 LGBTQ people, Allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBTQ 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 LGBTQ people
- Examine his/her own attitudes, behaviors, and values, and to challenge others to do the same
- Appreciate and value the contributions of LGBTQ people
Once per semester, the Galerstein Women's Center holds an Ally Training, which provides a venue for LGBTQ people, Allies and participants to express concerns, ask questions, and learn about issues affecting the LGBTQ campus and surrounding community. The Summer 2016 Ally Training will be on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. in Faculty/Staff Dining Room (SU 2.905).SAFE ZONE Ally Training is open to all UT Dallas as well as community members.
Registration link: Summer 2016 Ally Training
Just be sure to RSVP by June 22!
Lunch will be provided.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.