The Multicultural, Gender, & Women's Center is committed to furthering research centering on underrepresented groups (i.e. women, LGBTQ communities, people of color) and allies in the pursuit of diversity, inclusion and social justice. Furthermore, the Center seeks to assist in the funding to encourage student research presentations at national, regional, and local conferences. We believe building a community of scholars is crucial for identity-based centers to thrive.
Breen Lodge Oral History Project
A significant research endeavor led by the Xavier University Multicultural, Gender, & Women's Center is the Breen Lodge Oral History Project . Breen Lodge, the first Women's Center at Xavier University, opened in 1970 to meet the needs of women students, faculty, and employees. The project is a partnership between the Center and the Department of Social Work to conduct an oral history of Breen Lodge. Social work students (undergraduates or graduates) are offered the opportunity to participate in the Breen Lodge Oral History Project as a course option under the collaborative leadership of the Director and faculty members. An additional partnership was established when the Center for Teaching Excellence provided grant funds for the project. Students taking part in the research project will sharing their research with the Xavier community as part of the Identity Development Series, as well as receive a small award.