Women's Center at CSI
Staten Island Community College and Richmond College, which merged to become the College of Staten Island in 1976, founded some of the earliest Women’s Centers and Women’s Studies programs in the nation. The pioneering women who built these programs helped to establish equal access to higher education for women and men, as well as equal opportunities within CUNY and within American universities more generally. We now treat their accomplishments as fundamental rights.
The College of Staten Island has continued to support the achievements of women and to address issues of gender through its Women’s Studies Program, women’s conferences and colloquia, and, through the Bertha Harris Women’s Center which aims to serve a new generation of CSI students, faculty and staff.