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Mission & History 


The Center for Women's and Gender Equity honors gender as a central identity and engages critical women's and gender issues, while challenging systems of inequity and advocating for change at the University of Northern Colorado.

The CWGE accomplishes this mission by doing the following:

  • Educating our campus community
  • Providing a space that celebrates diversity and the unique self
  • Engaging in conversations about gender equity at UNC.

The CWGE is a support resource for students specific to women's and gender issues and serves as a referral site for additional resources on campus and in the community.

The CWGE is dedicated to offering an inclusive environment and is committed to social justice and equity for all. We value people of all genders coming together to end sexism and all other forms of oppression.

"Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere." - Martin Luther King, Jr.

 Staff at the 2018 Annual Recognition Reception


Scott-Willcoxon Hall was created in October 1999 amidst the central campus renovation. A student referendum provided part of the funding for the facility. The building was named after Dr. Nancy A. Scott and Marcia M. Willcoxon. Scott served as Vice-President for Student Affairs from 1984-1995. She was also involved in Student Affairs and women’s issues on a national level in addition to her dedicated work on campus. Willcoxon is credited for creating the Women’s Studies program while a faculty member in 1974. At that time, it was only one of three in the country.