The Office of Multicultural Student Affairs aims to sponsor and host events that educate and bring awareness to the campus community on Women’s history, issues, and contributions through performances, speakers, exhibits, and discussions.
Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the president to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”
After being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project in 1987, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9. It was then that March was designated as Women’s History Month. Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents Clinton, Bush, and Obama have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.”
Please check back to find the 2022 Women’s History Month calendar of events!