UCI Women's Hub

History

Section 1

History

The Womxn's Hub was founded through the collaboration of some Dynamic Womxn. The former Director of the UCI Cross-Cultural Center, Jade Agua, partnered with Tamara Austin, to discuss the lack of a womxn's center at UCI. They discovered that the campus had a previous womxn's center and due to budget cuts, the center was disbanded. They assessed the number of womxn who were coming to the Cross-Cultural Center and used the Gender Initiative to bring the womxn's center back. Working with alumni, current students, faculty, and staff a renovated space in the Cross-Cultural Center became the new home of the Womxn’s Hub. The center opened in September 2016 and we were able to serve over 1000 students in the first year.