Women's History Month

March is Women’s History Month, the national recognition of the impact that women have made throughout history. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the week of March 8, 1980 to be National Women’s History Week, citing in his proclamation that the “achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.” The recognition was renewed by later presidents until 1987, when Congress designated March as “Women’s History Month.”
From charitable endeavors to awards and women’s athletics, there are plenty of opportunities for Dolphins to appreciate the amazing women JU is fortunate enough to have on campus. The month-long celebration culminates with Jacksonville University’s own Woman of the Year Award ceremony, during which JU will be doing its part to honor the many impressive accomplishments of women on our own campus. JU is proud and very lucky to have so many accomplished women on campus. Thank you for taking a moment to help us honor them in 2023.
The theme of 2023's Women’s History Month is:
“Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories, which honors women in every community who have devoted their lives and talents to producing art and news, pursuing truth, and reflecting society decade after decade.”


Schedule of Events



Pink Out

12:30 pm | Kinne Plaza
Show your support for Women's History Month by wearing pink. Join us at Fran's bench in Kinne Plaza at 12:30 for a campus photo.


Student Pizza Party sponsored by National Organization for Women(NOW) 

6:00-7:00 pm | Moran Center
Join your Student Government Association and the JAX Chapter of the National Organization for Women to learn more about how to get involved with the local chapter of NOW.


Coffee & Conversation

12:30-1:30 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library 
Topics are varied, and the purpose is to bring faculty, staff, and students together during Women’s History Month to have informal conversations that foster connection, empowerment, and honor the spirit of women’s accomplishments—past and present.
Dr. LaTonya Summers
Led discussion on Ain't I a Woman? The Negotiation of Race and Gender among Women of Color


Flowers for Fran 

11:00 - 2:00 | Kinne Plaza
In honor of Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne for International Women’s Day, the Student Alumni Association will have flowers available for purchase as a fundraiser for JU’s Greatest Needs. Pay $3 for two flowers, one to place on Fran’s bench and one to give to a friend or role model. Additional flowers will be available for $1 each.


Coffee & Conversation

12:30-1:30 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library 
Dr. Tamara Bentley Caudill
Led discussion titled Telling Tales: Women Writing Women


Coffee & Conversation

12:30-1:30 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library 
Candace Dickens '20
Led discussion titled “Building Women Up: Empowerment Through Power Tools”


Women’s History Month Concert and Celebration 

7:30 pm | Terry Concert Hall

This concert and awards ceremony culminates Women’s History Month celebrations at Jacksonville University. Join us as students from the performing arts offer work to accompany the awards for Student of the Year, Graduate Student of the Year, Faculty Woman of the Year, and Staff Woman of the Year.


Coffee & Conversation

12:30-1:30 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library 
Promise Gainey
Led discussion on Generational women: the power of women to affect future generations


Coffee & Conversation

12:30-1:30 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library 
Dr. Courtney Barclay and Prof. Colleen M. Skinner
Led discussion titled Women in Law: Advancing Justice

Month-Long Events & Celebrations


Donation Drive for PACE

Daily | Throughout campus
Help us support girls in Arlington by donating much-needed items that will go to PACE.
Needed Items: New or gently used clothing, prom dresses, towels, bed linens, blankets, hygiene items, school supplies, journals, planners, art supplies, activity books
Collection Sites: University Advancement Alumni Office (Howard Administration Building, floor 1), Center for Gender + Sexuality (Swisher Library, floor 2), Kinne Center, Davis College, Health Sciences Complex, Student Health Center
Note: Please deliver larger items, like prom dresses, to either the Alumni Office or the Center for Gender + Sexuality.


Admiration Station 

Daily | Virtual
Write a note of admiration, thank you or support a woman who has made an impact on you. Notes will be delivered virtually.

Send a Note of Admiration


Green Dot Office Hours

1:45-2:45 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library  
Green Dot holds office hours in the CG+S from 1:45-2:45. Drop by to learn more about Green Dot (Sexual Assault Prevention).


Gender and Sexuality Support Group 

4:00 pm | JU Center for Gender + Sexuality (CGS), Swisher Library
The CG+S is working with Student Counseling to offer regular gender affirming counseling sessions all semester.


The Kinne Exhibit 

Daily | Swisher Library
Visit Swisher Library to enjoy The Kinne Exhibit, curated by Dr. Timothy Snyder, Dean, Linda Berry Stein College of Fine Arts & Humanities, honoring Jacksonville University Chancellor Emerita Dr. Frances Bartlett Kinne, who passed away on May 10, 2020, at the age of 102. Known for her unquenchable optimism, her joy for life and her selfless service to others, Dr. Kinne was a guiding star for us at the University. Throughout her tenure and until her final days, Dr. Kinne was most proud of her connection with students, hundreds of whom she counseled and inspired year after year.

19th Amendment Exhibit 

Daily | Swisher Library
2020 was the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which guarantees and protects the right to vote for women. It commemorates the long struggle for women’s rights which continues to this day. The history of this milestone of our democracy and its relevance to the issues of equal rights today are depicted in an exhibit which has been on display at hundreds of public venues across the country. Created and sponsored by the American Bar Association and Law Library of Congress under the leadership of JU COL Dean Nick Allard in order to promote civic legal education, the traveling exhibit is now part of the permanent collection of the COL library for viewing by the JU community and the people of Jacksonville. 


Women's Athletics

Cheer on our JU Women's Athletic teams throughout the month. Complete schedule of games available online.