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We have a long history of working with various campus and community-based partners to host awareness and educational events and programs for students, faculty, staff, and community members.

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Women's and Gender Studies

Summerville Campus

Allgood Hall

Office N226



Biennial Symposium

Every two years, Augusta University hosts a Women's and Gender Studies Symposium. Planning for the 2023 symposium is underway.

Women's History Month

National Women’s History Month is honored in March, in conjunction with International Women’s Day. This is typically when the Women’s and Gender Studies Program hosts its Biennial Symposium.

Domestic Violence Awareness Month

National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, an effort led at the national level by the National Coalition against Domestic Violence and the National Domestic Violence Hotline, is honored in October. Events have historically included Purple Light Nights and the SafeHomes Survivors Walk, hosted in partnership with SafeHomes Domestic Violence Center.

Take Back the Night

A hallmark of this annual event series is Take Back the Night—an event celebrated all across the globe. The term "Take Back the Night" originated in 1976 in Belgium when a march for women was held to "reclaim the night they were raped." Take Back the Night locally began as an Augusta State University student's art project in 1996 and has grown into a month's worth of events that raise awareness of and call for an end to the sexual assault and abuse of women, children, and men. The Women's Studies Program has long held an integral role in TBTN, with faculty chairing the planning committee, speaking at events, and the Women's Studies Student Association leading the silent march the night of the rally as well as getting involved in many of the events that occur throughout the month.