Welcome from the Women*s Center!
We at the Women*s Center are really looking forward to meeting the class of 2021! This is a very exciting time to be at Princeton: there is a new momentum for social change on campus, many new initiatives and increased efforts to create inclusion on campus. The Women*s Center is an important part of these efforts- we do a lot of cool things!
Our Center is conveniently located in Frist Campus Center, where you can hang out in our lounge space with our super fluffy, giant cushions, enjoy a free cup of tea or coffee, study, or simply spend time with friends. If you’re struggling with something—anything—there’s always someone here available to talk.
We coordinate a lot of great events and programs to enrich the Princeton experience for all students. Last year, we hosted spoken word artist Sonya Renee Taylor for a performance and self-love workshop that were inspiring and empowering. We held our third annual Boss Lady event in the Spring, an amazing opportunity for students to spend a day at work with a local head of business to see what it’s like to be the woman in charge. We partnered with Princeton Women’s Mentoring Program to bring a Salary Negotiation Workshop, and our tea with feminists series offers student an opportunity to connect with feminist faculty and staff in an informal setting.
But perhaps the most important function of the Women*s Center is to continue the campus dialogue about gender inequity at Princeton and beyond. We exist to remember and speak the history of women at Princeton University. We seek to both address the legacy of exclusion and help create a diverse community that is supportive, inclusive, and helps Princetonians of all gender identities and expressions become their best selves.
The staff in the Women*s Center hope that, as you begin to explore campus, we will be a part of why Princeton becomes like a home to you. We hope you get involved in our events and conversations, and we hope to meet you all soon!
Jordan Dixon grew up in Pennington, New Jersey but has lived all over the country in the past ten years. She has a Bachelor’s in Music Education from the University of Vermont, and a Master’s in Student Affairs and Higher Education with a Women’s Studies Certificate from Colorado State University. After graduate school, she worked as a Residence Hall Director at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago, and then as an Academic Advisor at the Boston Architectural College. Jordan joined the Women*s Center in January 2016.