Bairnwick Women’s Center

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The Women’s Center is the home to a student-led movement actively promoting equality and social justice through education, support, and mentorship in Sewanee and beyond. We seek to celebrate and challenge gender and sexuality in our community.


Support on your terms: Women's Center residents are confidential sources!

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Sewanee Monologues


Writing Workshops

Date Night

The Collective


Full Embodiment: An Empowering Dialogue (FEED)

Guest Lecturers

Book Club
Engaging discussion outside of the classroom. Low-key, relaxed, open to all perspectives.

Tuesday Toasts
Every other Tuesday at 5PM, join us in our living room as we “toast” members of our community who are doing amazing things.

Sewanee Speaks: A Sharing of Secrets
New this year: a public art project showcasing community voice, creativity, and freedom of expression in the form of secrets (à la PostSecret).

Pinnacle Luncheons
Our well-loved lecture series provides students, faculty, staff, and community members with a pause in the middle of the day to listen to an empowered (panel of) speaker(s) followed by intentional reflection and discussion. Pinnacle luncheons take place over a catered lunch to fit busy schedules.

SWEEC (Sewanee Women Engaging and Empowering Community), a community service initiative, was created with the purpose of developing a more empowered and unified community by serving, woman to woman.

Other Events

Sexual Misconduct and Support

Questions about Sexual Misconduct?

Resource Room — Anita Goodstein Reading Room
A designated safe-space in the Women’s Center housing materials, literature, and information about feminism, crisis response, sexual health, relationships, and more! This room can be accessed from the outside of the house (left wall when facing front door) in times of need. In addition to the formality of police and deans, the Women's Center offers genuine and unassuming peer support.

Look out for Women's Center collaboration with the Good Life House, the Community Engagement House, and the Gender & Sexual Diversity House, as well as other campus groups!

The Women's Center is not just for women. Our programs, events, and resources support and serve all. You're invited to be a friend and ally of the Women's Center.