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The Women’s Center provides all members of the Lynn University community with education, information, confidential services, and programming that addresses a broad range of issues related to gender, relationships and equality.  The Women's Center educates through educational and empowering programs, trainings and workshops to raise awareness about women's issues, gender-related issues and gender-based violence.  The office's programming is designed to create a gender-equitable and safe campus community that works together to support women and celebrate their experiences, achievements and diversity.
 
The Women's Center also provides assistance to any undergrad student, graduate student or staff or faculty member who is a victim of gender-based violence, including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking, and harassment.  All of the Women's Center services are confidential, including crisis response, a 24-hour hotline, victim advocacy, and referrals to both on- and off-campus resources for survivors and their loved ones. 

What if I'm Not a Woman?

The Women's Center encourages all members of the Lynn community regardless of gender to get involved with the office and participate in its events.  Gender inequality negatively affects everyone, and gender-based violence can happen to anyone.  The Women's Center focuses on women's issues, empowerment and leadership, because gender inequality and violence disproportionately affect women.  The Women's Center focuses on intersectional women's issues in order to take a big-picture approach to addressing and eliminating all forms of gender-based violence and striving for gender equality on campus and in society.

 To speak with a confidential advocate from the Women's Center, call the 24-hour Crisis Hotline at 561-212-8356.

What We Do

Educate on Women’s Issues and Provide Resources and Referrals
Provide educational programs, workshops and information that actively engage women in learning about issues that college women face: 
  • Consent and Sexuality
  • Body Image
  • Alcohol and Sexual Interactions
  • Women's Health
  • Self-care
  • Sexual Health
  • Disordered Eating
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Bystander Intervention
  • Stalking
  • Relationship Violence
  • Sexual Assault
 Increase Female Student Leadership 
  • Provide opportunities for student leadership within The Women's Center.
  • Partner with other campus departments and individuals to better meet female students' needs.
  • Collaborate with offices such as Title IX, Student Involvement and the Health Center on additional educational programs throughout the year, including the Escalation Workshop, OwnHERship Market and many others.       
Advocate
  • Provide confidential support, assistance and accommodations after an incident of interpersonal violence has occurred.
  • Refer students as necessary to appropriate on- and off-campus resources.
  • Assist students in accessing local agency resources and services, such as Planned Parenthood and Palm Beach County Victim Services. 
Foster a Safe Environment
  • Create a campus culture that values all women and their diverse identities and experiences.
  • Work to prevent gender-based violence before it occurs by raising awareness and encouraging responsible bystander intervention. 

Wellness Educators

Wellness Educators are student leaders who are chosen at the end of each academic year through an interview process.  They work with the Women's Center, Health Center and Campus Recreation to educate other students on important topics such as consent, bystander intervention, physical fitness, healthy eating, etc. To learn more about becoming a Wellness Educator, contact the Women's Center.

Get Involved

Women's Center Advisory Board

The Advisory Board is comprised of students, staff and faculty who are selected each year through an application process.  The Advisory Board is committed to promoting the services and events of the Women's Center, and it meets regularly throughout the year to discuss new programs, marketing and outreach ideas. To learn more about joining the Advisory Board, contact the Women's Center.

Contact us

Location: Knights Court in the Student Center, 2nd floor
Academic Year Hours: Monday through Friday,  9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Summer Hours:  Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Director of the Women's Center
Charlotte Muriel, cmuriel@lynn.edu
561- 237-7955
 
Coordinator of the Women's Center
Allison Brachmann, abrachmann@lynn.edu
561-237-7993
 
24 Hour Sexual Assault Hotline
561-212-8356
 
The Sexual Assault Response Line is a 24-hour, confidential phone number staffed by the Women's Center. 
 
Off-campus Resources
 
Palm Beach County Victim Services 24 Hour Crisis Hotline
866-891-7273
 
Planned Parenthood
8177 Glades Road, Boca Raton
561-226-4116
 
Aid to Victims of Domestic Abuse (AVDA)
561-265-3797
24 hour hotline:  1-800-355-8547
 
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