Welcome to the Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center

The Women’s Center is named in honor of Dr. Anna Howard Shaw who attended Albion College from 1873-1875. She was an ardent feminist, educator, minister, medical doctor, orator, and suffragist.

The Women’s Center houses the Project Coordinator for the Office on Violence Against Women Campus Grant, who coordinates grant activities to raise awareness and prevention on sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, and stalking on Albion’s campus. The Center provides resources for victims/survivors of gender-based violence, as well as providing educational opportunities for the campus community. In addition to the prevention and awareness efforts of the Center, there is a small library of feminist texts available for students.

Involvement in the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center is open to the entire College Community. There are many formal and informal ways for students, faculty, and staff to be involved in the Center’s activities.


The mission of the Albion College Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center leads, advocates, and collaborates to continuously improve the overall campus climate in regards to women's and gender issues and to promote women's empowerment and equity.


The vision of the Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center is to create a world where oppression based on gender is eradicated and justice is given to those that have been marginalized due to their gender.


Jennifer Yawson
Associate Director for Anna Howard Shaw Women's Center
Phone: 517-629-0433

Kaydee Hall
Project Coordinator for the OVW Campus Grant
Phone: 517-629-0577 
Robinson Hall Suite 300


Robinson Hall 300

Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center
Albion College
KC Box 4683
611 E. Porter St.
Albion, MI 49224

Programming Opportunities

Collaborative Programming
The Women's Center works collaboratively with students, faculty, and staff to respond to the needs of persons in the Albion community with addressing issues central to gender equity.

Sexual Assault/Sexual Harassment
The Anna Howard Shaw Women’s Center designs and delivers programming about sexual assault and sexual harassment prevention and intervention.In addressing issues of violence against women, the Women’s Center interacts with a broad network of groups such as Local Sexual Assault Advocates, student groups, Residential Life, Campus Safety, Counseling Services, Intercultural Affairs, faculty committees, Women’s & Gender Studies, and the Albion College administration. The Women’s Center is a resource for students, faculty, and staff who need information, support or referrals pertaining to sexual assault/sexual harassment survival and recovery.

Anna Howard Shaw Women’s History Month
For Women’s History Month in March each year, the Women’s Center, in collaboration with the Women’s & Gender Studies Committee, students, faculty, and staff provides programming to honor Dr. Shaw’s life and work, by highlighting women’s lives, interests, and passions. Programs are open to all members of the greater Albion Community.