Hochberg Women's Center

Leadership of the center

Kristin Biggins, director of Residence Education, will serve as interim director of the Hochberg Women’s Center on a part-time basis, according to an Aug. 14 announcement from John R. Saddlemire, Ed.D., vice president for Student Affairs and dean of students.

A search for a full-time director will begin during the second half of the fall semester, Dr. Sadddlemire announced.

Our commitment to the women of Bryant

The Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center is committed to enhancing the quality of life for the community of women at Bryant University and providing a forum for discussing issues facing women in business and society. The Women’s Center serves as a resource for students, faculty, and staff to celebrate diversity, engage in intellectual discussion, and work toward the full participation of women in the life of the University.

The Women's Center supports the mission of Bryant University by providing resources and support to the increasing number of women students on campus. We organize programs geared toward increasing women's awareness, such as Women's HERstory Month; participate in International Education Week; and collaborate with faculty and student organizations to strengthen co-curricular education and foster Bryant’s student-centered learning environment.

Empowering women in Haiti

Nastazia Coirin '13

Her coursework at Bryant and her affiliation with the Gertrude Meth Hochberg Women's Center launched Nastazia Coirin '13 on a path to help women gain visibility in leadership positions.

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Women, Gender and Sexuality

Stephanie Griffith '13

Courses offered as part of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies, as well as resources offered through the Hochberg Women's Center, led Stephanie Griffith '13 to a directed study of campus climate as it relates to homophobia and LGBTQ issues.

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About our namesake

Gertrude Hochberg

Gertrude Meth Hochberg broke the glass ceiling at Bryant. As vice president for public relations and as an ardent advocate for women’s equality, she helped to promote the University’s focus on educating and empowering women to achieve fulfilling careers.

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