The Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is charged with making recommendations to the Chancellor regarding issues, policies, and initiatives affecting women, as well as seeking input from and providing information to those individuals, departments, units, and organizations interested in the status of women.
The Presidential Commission on the Status of Women was established in 1961 by President John F. Kennedy to explore issues relating to women, including employment policy, education, Social Security and tax law. Wisconsin Governor John Reynolds established the first Wisconsin Commission on the Status of Women in 1964. Commissions have been advising chancellors on UW-System campuses for over forty-five years.
UW-Eau Claire's Commission on the Status of Women advises our Chancellor on issues concerning faculty, staff and students, including women's ability to thrive in the university; the academic and professional climates for women; and making the university a healthy, safe and rewarding environment in which to study and work.