Auburn Office of Inclusion and Diversity recognizing Women's History Month, Gender Equality Month

Published: February 24, 2023

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This March, Auburn University and the Office of Inclusion and Diversity, or OID, recognize Women’s History Month in celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society.

Women’s History Month has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. The observance grew out of a weeklong celebration organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978.

The national theme for 2023 is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories.” There are university events planned throughout the month in which students, faculty and staff will have the opportunity to hear from Auburn women as they share their journeys on their paths to success.

Women’s History Month coincides with International Women’s Day, a global holiday recognized each year on March 8 to commemorate the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women around the world. March also serves as Gender Equality Month to recognize the efforts of those who continue to carry forward the mission of ensuring equal access to the same opportunities.

In celebration of the heritage months and holiday, organizations across Auburn’s campus will host several events and initiatives in which students, faculty and staff are welcome to participate. For more information about the events listed below and other activities, please visit AU Involve and the Auburn Events Calendar.

Auburn University’s OID is committed to providing universal access to all of our events. Please email with event questions or any accommodation needs.

To learn more about Auburn’s events and initiatives from this past year, please visit OID’s Instagram page and Auburn’s DEI landing page. Please sign up for the OID newsletter set to return later this spring.

Schedule of events

March 1

Window to the World Lunch Seminar: Everyone’s Responsibility Embracing Women’s Equity for a More inclusive World
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Melton Student Center, Room 2222/2223
Hosted by the International Cultural Center 

March 2

Women’s History Month Dine & Discuss
5 p.m.
Auburn Alumni Center
RSVP online

March 15

What’s My Type: Hair Seminar
5-7 p.m.
Melton Student Center, Room 2310

March 16

March Madness
4:30 p.m.
Melton Student Center, Room 2326
Hosted by the Global Tigers Association

March 17 

Fabulous Friday
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Pride Center

2023 Women’s Summit InventHER
Auburn Hotel & Conference Center
Hosted by the Auburn Alumni Association
Keynote speaker Stacy Brown ‘99 Founder of Chicken Salad Chick
More information

March 18

National Center for Civil & Human Rights
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
RSVP online

March 19

ASA Cultural Night 2023
3-8:30 p.m.
Student Activity Center
Hosted by the African Student Association

March 23

Thoughtful Thursday – Implicit Bias/ Microaggressions
5-6 p.m.
Mell Classroom Building, Room 2510

March 24 

2023 Women’s Leadership Conference
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Melton Student Center Ballroom (Attendance is free)
Keynote speaker Ruthie Bolton ’89 two-time women’s basketball Olympic Gold Medalist
RSVP online

March 30 

International Culture & Cuisine Classes
2:30-4 p.m.
Foy Hall Lobby
Hosted by the International Cultural Center

Night at the Movies
5:45 p.m.
AMC Classic 14
Hosted by Global Tigers Association

March 31

UPC Tiger Nights: Spring Fair
7 p.m.
Campus Green
Hosted by University Program Council

Submitted by: Myya Robinson

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