Location: Oklahoma Memorial Union, Women’s Outreach Center rm.247
Most of campus makes me feel pretty inclusive, but the Women’s Outreach Center just makes me feel like I am a part of this University. After becoming involved, it quickly evolved into my favorite spot on campus for various reasons.
I first learned about the Women’s Outreach Center after their Step In Speak Out volunteers presented for my Gateway class, like they did for many of us our freshman year. SISO is one of the many programs hosted by the WOC, in their fight to spread awareness on campus in line with their agenda for social justice. After doing some research of their many accomplishments, I decided I wanted to be a part of the Step In Step Out team myself.
A year later, I have found my home as one of the interns at the Center.
Although it is certainly a place for diversity, I have grown more as an individual in the past three years at the Women’s Outreach Center. The team that welcomes you at the Center is more than anything, genuine, and I treasure them for that. The Women’s Outreach Center is special in the unexpected sense, where students go there in search of resources, but the individuals ends up with an abundance of wholeness and a feeling of welcome, receiving so much more: self-nourishment, growth opportunities, friendships, values….. the list doesn’t end.