ABOUT US

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photo of the Sloss Center Staff from fall of 2021, smiling and seated on the couch in the Sloss House front room.

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As the Margaret Sloss Center for Women and Gender Equity, we define feminism as a movement which aims to ensure that people of all genders have access to what they need to be successful as well their need for community. It is also a response to masculine-centered society, often referred to as the patriarchy. To us feminism is social justice work and it is about making the world better for everyone, this is a goal we will continue to work towards. We use this definition to inform our people-forward programs at Sloss, however, we do not dictate what programs we will use. Instead, we ask the community what they need and then work to fulfill that. As a center, we work with other campus partners and organizations to support and share our lens of feminism. Sometimes we have room to create programs other campus partners might not be able to. Overall, the goals of the Sloss Center and our campus partners are the same; we are all working to create positive experiences for students. Dear Margaret Response October 15, 2019

 

What to expect at Sloss House

 

The Sloss House is for everybody which means every body

We want you to feel at ease in the space so please reach out to us with any accessibility needs.  

Here is what you can expect at Sloss:

 

The main entrance has a ramp and a manual door that opens in.  There is an exterior doorbell if any assistance is needed with the door.

 

All rooms on the main floor are accessible  including a full kitchen, an all-gender bathroom, a computer resource room and the Weltha Belvier Lending Library.  There are two rooms with chair/couch seating and one room with a large table and chairs. The furniture can be moved and reconfigured based on space needs.

 

The back door, second-floor offices and second-floor all-gender bathroom are reachable only by stair.  Because of this, all events are held on the main floor and all services are available on the main floor.  This includes meetings with staff and information and resources.

 

Sloss is a great place to

  • Stop in to study, make some art or meet up with friends

  • heat up your lunch without comments that the food "smells too ethnic"

  • breastfeed your baby or pump--let us know if you would like a private space.  There is freezer space available for milk storage. 

  • visit with staff about your needs, experiences and dreams

  • use the bathroom without anyone else's gendered expectations

  • bring your children--games and crafts are always on hand

  • talk feminism, create, plan and organize

  • take a breath

 

 

Appointments are recommended if you'd like a meeting with staff.