for Women’s Concerns is a WVU-sponsored body invested in improving conditions
of women in the
WVU community. The Council for Women’s Concerns
which highlight the concerns and accomplishments of women such
as the Mary Catherine Buswell Award, the Women of Color Luncheon during
Diversity Week, and Champagne for SANEs.
What types of memberships exists?
Members include WVU faculty, staff, students, ex-officio
and community members. Members are required to attend Council meetings and
serve on at least committee. Members have voting rights.
Affiliate membership is available to individuals who have
served the maximum amount of term limits and who are interested in continuing
to support the Council or anyone who would like to support a committee but does not have the time to be a full member. Affiliate members can participate in multiple committees but must participate in at least one. Affiliate members do not have voting rights on the full Council.
What are member expectations?
Members are expected to attend and
participate in monthly meetings, actively serve on at least one Council committee of their choosing, and assist
with Council events.
members are expected to
attend and participate in subcommittee meetings but are welcome to attend full council meetings.
How long does the application take to complete?
application should take approximately thirty minutes to complete.
How often does the Council meet?
meetings are held once per month from September through May. Committee
Can I attend a Council for Women’s ConcernsMeetings if I’m not a member or an affiliate member?
Yes, everyone is welcome to attend and participate in our monthly meetings. The meeting schedule is available on our Events page.
What kinds of committees exist?
include the Executive Committee, Outreach Committee, Campus
Climate Committee, Power-Based Personal Violence Prevention/Education
Committee, Wellness Committee, Awards and Membership Committee, and Women of
Color Committee. You can find out more about the goals of each committee on our Committees page.
Can I be on more than one committee?
As a member or
affiliate member, you can join more than one committee, as your
time and energy allow.
Do I need to know someone from the Council to
become a member?
Previously, we allowed applicants the option to share the name of a current Council member who could
endorse their application. We removed this option from the application, as it
implies that applicants with an endorsement may receive preferential treatment. As a Council, we recognize
the exclusive nature of this question and are actively working on ways to
make our membership more inclusive.