The Women’s Symposium is an annual event hosted by the sorority ΣΩΦ (Sigma Omega Phi) at CSU Stanislaus.
This event is aimed at promoting and fostering a positive environment specifically for women, and empowers women to be strong, healthy, knowledgeable, informed, and proud of who they are.
At the beginning of the semester, the sorority reaches out to other organizations on campus and asks them to participate, either by having a table at the event with a topic of their choice on a women’s issue, or by attending the event and supporting those that are there.
There are a variety of booths with plenty of information, and this year TKE (Tau Kappa Epsilon) decided to have a booth on contraceptives and birth control methods.
Some of the other tables included information on HIV/AIDS prevention, pregnancy, self-esteem, and and overall general health about women and their bodies. This event is always a fun one, and as a Gender Studies major I find it positive and empowering that our campus brings specific attention to women’s issues, considering a majority of our students are female.