Created in the Spring of 1994, the President's Advisory Committee on the Status of Women was formed to advocate on policy and education issues affecting women, families and society at large.

Our Mission
To promote gender equity and social justice at the University of San Francisco by continuing to build the individual and collective capacity of all female-identified individuals, through engaging in critical, reflective actions that inform and uphold the values of inclusiveness, connectedness and purpose within the larger USF community.

Campus Climate Survey

Statement from PACSW about the release of the Campus Climate Survey Executive Summary:

On Monday, April 23, 2018, the Executive Summary of the Campus Climate Survey was released to the USF community. As part of our mission to promote gender equity and social justice, PACSW is supportive of any and all efforts that move the university towards greater inclusivity and equity in representation. We encourage all to read the findings of the Executive Summary, to attend one of the two (2) campus-wide survey presentations listed below, and to thoughtfully consider ways that we might actively engage with the issues presented in the survey results. 

Survey Presentations

Monday, April 30, 2018 - 5:00pm-6:30pm, UC 4th Floor Lounge

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 - 11:45a-1:15pm, MC 252

Post Survey Processing Spaces

April 30, 2018 - 6:00pm-7:30pm (location TBD)

May 1, 2018 - 1:30pm-2:30pm (Romero Room, University Ministry)

May 2, 2018 - 12:00pm-1:00pm (Romero Room, University Ministry)

May 3, 2018 - 12:00pm-1:00pm (Romero Room, University Ministry)

May 4, 2018 - 12:00pm-1:00pm (Romero Room, University Ministry)

*Sessions facilitated by University Ministry and Campus Climate Working Group

PACSW Mentoring Program

PACSW is pleased to announce the launch of Women's Mentoring Program for Fall 2018. In support of our mission, the program seeks to increase confidence, community, and capacity amongst female and female-identified employees at the University of San Francisco. The program aims to accomplish this through the creation of intentional, time-bound, one-on-one relationships between university employees based on confidentiality and collegiality.

Learn more about the program.

**Applications now open for the Fall 2018 cohort**

Apply now to be a mentor.

Apply now to be a mentee.


Thank you to all who attended our Annual Breaking Bread Event on Friday, April 20, 2018!

An additional thank you goes out to our outstanding panelists, Cecilia Santos, PhD (Department of Sociology, USF); Patricia Barragan (District Attorney's Office); and Eleanor Davis (Futures without Violence); as well as our moderator, Lisa de la Rue, PhD (Counseling Psychology Department, USF), for their willingness to share their work with gender violence and for their continued committment to bringing awareness to this issue.

Ideas for our next event? email

Check out the curated list of upcoming events sponsored by departments and organizations on campus that may be of interest! 

Please email if you would like your event to appear on this page.

PACSW Mini-Grant

Please note application submissions for the 2017-18 fiscal year are now open.  Mini-grants range from $25-500 depending on fund availability.

Click here to submit a request.