Women's Programs

Women's Programs in the Office of Student Life at the University of California.. Educate.Empower.Celebrate.

Greetings from Women’s Programs in the Office of Student Life

Women's Programs, within the Office of Student Life, provides opportunities for the UC Merced community to learn, grow and reinforce the leadership and well-being of women. Through a continuous examination of power, privilege and the intersections of identity, Women’s Programs establishes a network of support and advocates for the positive educational and co-curricular experiences for all members of the UC Merced community while maintaining a specific focus on gender and women.


The vision of Women’s Programs in the Office of Student Life is to empower, educate and celebrate the lives of women.

Core Values

We are dedicated to

Integritythe professional accountability to and respect for individuals and groups whom we encounter.

Awareness creating opportunities for self-awareness and broad societal awareness in a safe environment.

Communitycreating and fostering healthy, inclusive community growth through developing partnerships and the sharing of time, space and resources.

Advocacy the pursuit of change to advance the respect, dignity and human rights for all individuals.

Social Justice utilizing a social justice framework to guide all our efforts, honoring intersectional identities and inclusive collaborations to create community.

Leadershipthe preparation and development of our future leaders.

Celebrationcelebrating the joys, successes and complexities of all individuals.


For more information or questions, contact womensprograms@ucmerced.edu.