Women's Activist Organization (WAO)

WAO is a student organization focused on feminist activism that collaborates with the campus and community. For more information click here.

Body Project

The Body Project is a dissonance-based body-acceptance program designed to help college-age women resist cultural pressures to conform to the appearance ideal standard of female beauty and reduce their pursuit of unrealistic bodies. 

Trained peer leaders facilitate conversation related to personal experiences with body image, discuss how culture and society impact the way you feel about your own body, and challenge “Negative Body Talk” while learning how to respond. The Body Project is a space to learn about positive body image and to feel empowered and confident in your own skin! 

Violence Prevention Educators

Violence Prevention Educators (VPE's) are current NDSU students who volunteer their time to work with the campus community on awareness and prevention of power based personal violence with a focus on sexual violence, dating violence and stalking. VPEs attend regular training to be able to lead conversations on consent, healthy relationships, and sexual assault to name a few. VPEs are also instrumental in implementing campus wide events like Take Back the Night and Sexual Assault Awareness Month. 


Medley is a new group to connect women in STEM fields to resources and networking opportunities and provide career and education goal guidance. The goal is to help bring together the student female STEM population, give them the opportunity to work together in an interdisciplinary way, help them learn about existing resources, and build a community of women in STEM to support one another.

The group would fill the gap for females in STEM, who are in fields that don't have a large enough female population at NDSU to start an organization focused on just their field, so they have a setting where they can mingle with more females. It would also share opportunities at existing student organizations to help members find other groups that fit their interests. There will be virtual or on-demand meetings, so students have more flexibility in taking part.

Those interested should fill out the form here to be included on the list-serv.

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