On This Day in IUPUI History: November 3, 1975

November 3, 1975. 

On this day, the IUPUI Student Association sponsored a Women's Day Conference. Its stated purpose was to alert women in Indianapolis to "what is going on" and "what other women are doing." A wide range of speakers presented at the conference, from a local women's clinic director who addressed birth-control matters to a personnel manager who spoke about employment available in the city and what employers are looking for in applicants.

The conference aligned with efforts by IUPUI to serve the needs of women in the community. Part of that effort was the IUPUI Continuing Education Center for Women, founded in 1975 as a non-credit continuing education program. The Center provided guidance to women seeking to enter the work force or improve their formal education. In 1987 the Center merged with IUPUI's Women's Studies program in the School of Liberal Arts, forming the Office of Women's Research and Resources.

Two women conversing, ca. 1970s UA24-005165

To learn about Women's Studies at IUPUI and efforts to serve women in the Indianapolis community, please contact IUPUI Special Collections and Archives speccoll@iupui.edu.

Updated Nov 03, 2018 by Editor Name Missing