The Women’s Center at the University of North Dakota provides a safe, respectful, and supportive environment for students, faculty, and staff. The Center’s role is to celebrate the diversity of people and thought and to advocate for positive personal and societal changes which serve to promote healthier lifestyles for all people. Ongoing programs include “Meet, Eat & Learn” (discussion-based programs), self-defense classes, and numerous outreach programs. Information and specifics as to dates and times of scheduled events can be obtained by contacting the Women’s Center or consulting the website listed above. Conferences and programs relative to celebrating the lives of women are held periodically throughout the academic school year. A lending library, resource room, and computer/study area are available for students. The Women’s Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.