Girl Scouts. Radical Monarchs. Lumberjanes. Pawnee Goddess.
And now… Women’s Center Scouts!
Time and time again, Women’s Center staff get the question, “How do you join the Women’s Center?”
Our response is “Easy! Come and hang out in our lounge! Come to events. You don’t have to join.”
To which we get an “Oh. Okay.”
We get it. Being a part of something is special. Showing your loyalty and commitment to a cause is empowering. Finding home and belonging in a space that means something to you, means something to us.
So, now, you can “join” the Women’s Center by being one of our fearless and loyal Scouts!
Here’s the deal. To become a Women’s Center Scout, first start by joining the Women’s Center myUMBC page and following at least one of our social media platforms (Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram). If you’re already a member and following one of our pages, great! You’re one step closer.
Next, it’s time to save the dates! Each Scout must meet the challenge of attending at least 3 different Women’s Center events throughout the fall semester. The 3 different events must meet the following criteria:
- 1 Discussion-Based event
This includes Knowledge Exchanges, Pop-Culture Pop-Ups, and any identity-based discussion groups
- 1 Skill-Based workshop/event
This includes workshops like Supporting Survivors of Sexual Violence, Women + Leadership events hosted by the Women’s Center, or events like Trans and College
- 1 Critical Social Justice: Ignite event
So many events throughout the week of October 22-26th! Visit the CSJ website for details.
From the above challenges, your duty as a Women’s Center Scout is to ensure that you attend 1 event during first 8 weeks of the semester and attend 1 event during second 8 weeks of semester. This will require planning and strategy, Scouts!
Over the course of the semester, we may also announce bonus Scout challenges to enhance the experience so do stay tuned to our social media pages!
Any UMBC community member who completes the challenge by December 1st gets a Women’s Center T-shirt and a shout-out on our social media pages (any maybe some badges – we’re still working on those details).
All UMBC students, faculty, and staff are welcome to participate!
For questions, stop by the Women’s Center or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.