The Association for Women Faculty and Professionals at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill offers women faculty and professionals opportunities for fun, networking and learning through social activities, seminars, discussion groups and other events. Our diverse membership includes faculty, researchers, administrators, librarians, communicators, fundraisers, medical and legal professionals, and other UNC faculty and staff.
We aim to create a hospitable environment for women faculty and professionals on this campus by
- Promoting intellectual and social discourse
- Facilitating networking among professional women on campus
- Disseminating information concerning achievements of and opportunities for women
- Initiating programs that serve the interests of the members and benefit the university community
- Advocating for policies and practices that promote women’s equity and diversity on campus
Membership dues are $30 for the remainder of the 2013-14 year, or you may pay $45 and be up to date through June 30, 2015. Click here for information on how to join.
Spring 2014 Events
Brown Bag Lunch: Title IX at UNC: Our Crisis, Our Community, and What We Learned
Speaker: Christi Hurt, Chair of the Title IX Task Force and Director of Carolina Women’s Center
March 21, 2014 at 12:15 – 1:15 pm in Toy Lounge, Dey Hall.
Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities that receive federal financial assistance. Examples of the types of discrimination that are covered under Title IX include sexual harassment, the failure to provide equal opportunity in athletics, and discrimination based on pregnancy. In the decades since the Amendment passed, the federal government continues to develop guidance about how schools can meet the essential elements of Title IX, including the specific provisions regarding campus safety and the prevention of and response to sexual harassment and violence. Last year, the UNC community firmly requested another look at our efforts on campus to eliminate sexual harassment and better serve those who are impacted by it in all of its forms. The Title IX Task Force was appointed to address all related conduct, maintain compliance with these regulations, and determine how UNC could move forward.
To register for the event, please go to http://tinyurl.com/qcqo6nn.