Affiliated Groups

The PWC provides mentoring, space, equipment and some financial support to wide range of campus groups, including:


Penn Association for Gender Equity - formerly known as PCUW

P.A.G.E., the Penn Association for Gender Equity, promotes gender, social justice, and serves as an umbrella group for a diverse range of constituent organizations at Penn.

For more information, e-mail: Megan Yan
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Men Against Rape and Sexual Assault: MARS - Formerly 1in4                MARS is a men's group  that uses peer-education to combat sexual violence. MARS presents a one-hour program, How to Help a Sexual  Assault Survivor: What Men Can Do, to all-male student groups including sports teams, residence hall students, student  organizations, fraternities, and off-campus groups. MARS also presents to co-ed audiences when requested.

For more information, contact Sam Summer at


ASAP: Abuse and Sexual Assault Prevention                                          ASAP is a group of undergraduate and graduate students dedicated to raising awareness about sexual violence on campus. ASAP hosts weekly discussions that include topics ranging from feminist and political theory to the media and US culture, as well as documentary screenings, speakers and other events. In the spring semester, ASAP plans and sponsors Take Back The Night, a campus-wide protest of  sexual violence and a survivor vigil.       

For more information, contact Isabella Auchus at

pmPenn Monologues                                                                                    An annual production written and performed entirely by all members of the Penn community and focused on gender, sex, identity, and truth-telling.

For more information, please contact Dalton Noakes at and Frances Patano at


PG WISE                                                                                                  An organization designed to enhance the graduate experience of women in science and engineering; to improve the environment of women pursuing careers in science and engineering; and to increase the representation of women in science and engineering at all levels of the University of Pennsylvania.

For more information, please contact
vdayVagina Monologues                                                                                 The V-Day University of Pennsylvania College Campaign is one of the largest and most successful social justice movements on campus. V-Day UPenn has become the catalyst for mobilizing  women and men to heighten awareness of violence against women of all ages, as well as the force that empowers individuals and the public-at-large to bring that violence to an end. Each year, a diverse cast and crew help spread the message to thousands more throughout the greater Penn community.

For more information about the group and auditions coming up in Fall 2016, contact Olivia Graham at


Women's Political League                                                                       A group encouraging Penn women to run for office at all levels of   government, from the UA to the US Senate and beyond.

For more information, please contact Jane Meyer,

Women Who Write                                                                                  Women Who Write is an intense dissertation writing program that meets daily throughout the calendar year at the Penn Women's Center. The group offers a quiet environment conducive to effective  writing, a mutually-motivated team spirit, and accountability to meeting regular writing goals. Further, the group provides opportunities to talk with other Ph.D. students as well as women leaders at Penn about preparing for the job market and transitioning to life as a professor or leader in one's field.

For more information, contact Andrea Kauffman-Berry:

Penn Knitters & Stitch Therapy Groups for anyone in the Penn community interested in knitting, crocheting, sewing & conversation.

For more information, contact

Penn for Reproductive Health

PRH is dedicated to promoting safe reproductive health practices through peer education and community service.

For more information, contact Sangeeta Sarkar,

Parents @ Penn

P@P is a voluntary membership organization for parents and parents-to-be who are staff, faculty, or students and their partners/spouses at the University of Pennsylvania. They share resources and provide support through an email list and organize workhops and social events to help build a nuturing community for parents at Penn.

For more information, contact Rochelle Keesler,

F-WordA feminist publication accepting prose, poetry, academic writing, and other student submissions

Visit THE FWORD website for more information