Women’s Caucus

Equal Rights Poster at Every Women's Festival, 1979
Equal Rights Poster at Every Women’s Festival, 1979

The Women’s Caucus is a faculty and staff organization that aims to advance the welfare of women at Old Dominion University (ODU).

History

The Women’s Caucus was established in 1974 by Carolyn Rhodes, a professor in the Department of English, and Dorothy Johnson, a professor in the Department of History. The organization focuses on obtaining equal treatment in rank, tenure, salary, promotion, research leave, and other responsibilities. The Women’s Caucus gains feedback through surveys, organizes workshops and presentations, and provides a forum for women to network, share information, and provide mentorship opportunities.

Resources

  1. Women’s Caucus Records, RG 36-4A, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.
  2. Carolyn Rhodes Papers, RG 17-28B1, Special Collections and University Archives, Patricia W. and J. Douglas Perry Library, Old Dominion University Libraries, Norfolk, VA 23529.
  3. Old Dominion University Photographic and Multimedia Collection, Special Collections and University Archives, Perry Library, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia, 23529.
  4. ODU Photographic Collection, Old Dominion University Libraries Digital Collections, Old Dominion University Libraries.
  5. ODU Women’s Caucus Website.

References

  1. Bookman, Steven and Jessica Ritchie. Old Dominion University: A Campus History Series.  Arcadia Publishing. Charleston, South Carolina, 2017.
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