Our mission is to improve and enrich the working and learning environments for UMD women by providing direction, leadership, support and expertise to the UMD community.
Welcome to our website!
In working out our mission, we are fundamentally concerned with improving the climate and environment for all women at UMD. The questions that consume us: How do we preserve dignity at work, women’s rights in general, and human rights in an institution that promotes lifelong learning? How can we best serve the women at UMD? How can we continue to improve working conditions for all women in all job classes at UMD? How can we honor the exemplary contributions of women at UMD?
You’ll find links to our programming and grantmaking activities as well as to our committees and members. Check us out, and let us know how you’d like to be involved.
Journeys to UMD
The Commission on Women wanted to know more about the journeys of some of our community members. We gathered stories and posted them at our April 2013 Tea at the Tweed. If you would like to read these stories, please read them here.
Join the Commission on Women
The UMD Commission on Women is seeking women to serve on the Commission. Positions are available for a two-year term (student positions are 1-year), starting May 2013. Please visit the following link by Wednesday, April 17, 2013 if you are interested in joining the Commission on Women: http://z.umn.edu/cwinterest2013