Founded in 1974, the Women’s Center was established to:
Dismantle, from a feminist perspective, all forms of oppression, including but not limited to those based on ability, age, class, ethnicity, gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Advocate for an equitable environment free from violence and harassment based on gender, race, and sexual orientation.
Create an anti-racist, non-sexist, queer-affirmative space where all people can feel valued and safe.
Facilitate and strengthen connections among people across lines of difference through programming and educational campaigns.
Integrate an appreciation of Women's Gender and Multicultural Studies across the disciplines.
Thursday, April 24, 2014
Soon after that time period of my undergrad career a change came over me. (Yes, I realize it sounds like I was transforming into a werewolf at the moon's peak, but that didn't happen until my senior year). I digress. By the end of my first year at Ramapo, there wasn't a program you didn't see me at, or an initiative I wasn't a part of in some facet. The rest is pretty much history after that. I joined a Greek-lettered organization, got hired under CSI (student activities department at the time) have done countless hours of service projects and joined several other student clubs and organizations offered on campus. Then senior year arrives, just as I mentioned there cannot be any formal preparation of entering college, the same regard goes to exiting as well. Don't get me wrong, the school offers students hundreds of resources and opportunities to help us develop professionally so we are ready for the "real world", but no one can entirely control what will happen post graduation. This is where I am today. Graduation is just about 2 weeks away and one would think I would be excited, nervous, anxious, exhausted, constipated, or whatever other adjective you would deem appropriate. The only term I can use it ready. Very simple, but truthful. I am ready to finish off my undergrad career, walk across that stage in my cap and gown and hundreds of stoles on, receive what is meant to be my diploma, and keep walking towards my future.
Congratulations to all graduating seniors and good luck on your future endeavors in life wherever that may take you. I will be heading to the sunshine state at the University of Central Florida to pursue my master's degree, yay me!!!