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President's Commission on the Status of Women

Current Projects

Health and Safety Fliers

Working Group Members: Clara Kientz, Sara Thurston

The fliers near the sinks in campus restrooms are an ongoing project of the PCSW. We are always open for ideas on the subjects and designs of these fliers, and help is needed regularly to replace fliers with newer topics. 

Current and past fliers:

Counseling Services - female

Counseling Services - male

Drink Responsibly

Lactation Station Locations


Lactation Stations

Working Group Members: Wendy Barnes, Kate Behan, Laura Widenor

One area of need on campus has been for permanently designated rooms that can be used by nursing women to express breast milk. Rooms 016 Anderson Hall, 124 Berney Welcome Center, 2108 College of Business, 182A Dole Hall, 2199 Engineering, 105 K-State Student Union, 269 Lafene Health Center, 243A Leadership Studies, 113 Leasure Hall, 202 Umberger Hall, 302 Umberger Hall, and 207A Willard Hall have been established as lactation stations on the Manhattan campus. These 12 areas have each been equipped with privacy dividers, an electrical outlet, a table and a chair. There are also two designated areas at K-State Salina -- 117 Salina Technology Center and the Student Life Center female restroom -- and one area at K-State Olathe, room 212. Plans are underway for additional rooms in Dickens, the Natatorium, and Trotter Hall. If you have any suggestions, changes or comments about the lactation stations please contact us at pcsw@k-state.edu.

Professional Development Fund

Working Group Members: Stephanie Bannister, Soumia Bardhan, Linda Henriksen, Miranda Moore, Haripriya Naidu, Sarah Reznikoff  

This goal aligns with K-State 2025 Theme 5. The PCSW will review and grant funds for up to 50 percent of expenses with a maximum of $500 per academic year.  Deadline for applications is March 15 of each academic year.  View the Application for Funds (pdf).


We are working on getting a SANE/SART nurse in Manhattan.  President Myers and the Student Body Leadership have been updated on this situation.  There has been some progress toward this goal with a January 2018 date given as an expected completion date for having 2-3 nurses trained at the Via Christi Hospital.