Library of Women's-Centered and Feminist Books & Magazines


We have a collection of over 500 books available for check-out to faculty, staff, students and members of the community. We gratefully accept donations of books and magazine subscriptions to update our collection.



Meeting Rooms


Members of the university and community are encouraged to use the Women's Center for meetings, events, and classes. Please contact Sarah Jenkins at 740-593-9625 or email to make a reservation.



Lactation Room and Childcare Information


The Lactation Room is located in Baker University Center Room 353, and is open to faculty, staff, students and the community. A refrigerator is provided. For information about childcare in Athens, please click here.



Resource Library and Archive


We are constantly updating our resource library to provide information about women's services at Ohio University and in Athens County.



Student Support and Student Organization Support

The Women's Center offers support for both undergraduate and graduate students and student organizations. We provide research resources through our library, the occasional stipend to support research and travel, and many activities throughout the year for anyone interested. Deadline for applications are September 15 and February 15. For more information, please email Susanne Dietzel at

The Women's Center is also a member of the National Women's Studies Association and receives three complimentary student memberships each year. Students interested in utilizing these memberships should visit the center for appropriate paperwork. 



Community Resources


The Women's Center collaborates with many community groups in the Athens area. Please see our Useful Links page for these agencies.


The Women's Center also collaborates with community organizations through programming, resources, and logistical support. Please contact our Program Coordinator, Sarah Jenkins, at if you are interested in reserving the Center, discussing a program, and/or pooling resources. 


The mission of the Ohio University Women's Center is to act as a catalyst to promote awareness, education, and advocacy about women, gender, and diversity, among faculty, staff, and students at Ohio University and its surrounding communities.