The Office of Diversity and Multicultural Affairs aims to accomplish the mission set forth in Auburn University’s Strategic Diversity Plan (SDP): Establish diversity as a core value at Auburn University. It strives to offer a comprehensive range of exemplary educational programs that foster and sustain an environment that promotes academic excellence, respects differences, and accepts inclusiveness.
Association for Women in Science, Auburn Chapter (AWIS) is a national organization that supports equal opportunities for and equal participation of women in scientific fields. AWIS, Auburn Chapter, is a new and growing organization, that aims at promoting women in science. The local chapter supports the causes of the national organization but also has specific activities to appeal to a college community.
The Auburn Feminist Alliance (AFA) encourages any student, regardless of gender identity or gender expression to attend our meetings and gather support women's rights. It addresses various issues ranging from intersecting oppression, Family Planning, Equal Pay and Access, Violence Prevention and Awareness, Body Image, and Creative Activism.
The Auburn University Student Counseling Services (SCS) is the primary counseling center for the Auburn University student community to talk through their personal problems and concerns. They are located on the second floor of the Auburn University Medical Clinic. The staff at SCS is comprised of experienced licensed mental health professionals including psychologists, counselors, and consulting psychiatrists. SCS is strongly committed to diversity, and its staff welcomes all students. SCS aims to create a safe, supportive and affirming climate for individuals of all races, ethnicities, national origins, genders, gender identities, sexual orientations, religions, ages, abilities, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, languages, and cultures.
Safe Harbor is a part of Health Promotion and Wellness Services and is committed to reducing men's violence against women by increasing awareness about dating/domestic violence, stranger rape, acquaintance rape, sexual harassment, and other forms of sexual violence. Safe Harbor provides comprehensive services to AU students who have been victims of sexual violence. Such services include counseling, advocacy, consultations, and referral services. Counseling is available free of charge to Auburn students who have been victims of sexual assault and/or dating violence. Safe Harbor is also involved in increasing awareness in community and campus awareness about violence against women. Awareness activities and specialized programs for students are scheduled throughout the year to highlight the issue of sexual assault and promote student safety.
Auburn University Gay-Straight Alliance The GSA is a group of like-minded students from the LGBTQI community, as well as straight allies (strallies). Weekly meetings involved a discussion topic, open forum, and attendees typically go out to dinner after the meeting.
Sisters of the Academy (SOTA) Institute’s purpose is to facilitate the success of Black women in the Academy. The organization aims to create an educational network of Black women in higher education, facilitate collaborative scholarship among Black women in higher education and professional development. Some of the SOTA’s signature events include the Research Boot Camp, Writing Retreat, and the Intensive Grantsmanship Seminar.
Society of Women Engineers, Auburn Section (SWE) is an organization for women in all fields of engineering. SWE empowers women to succeed and advance in their engineering aspirations and motivates them to become successful students and leaders. It offers members opportunities to apply for scholarships, attend conferences, improve resumes, gain exposure to company representatives looking to offer students jobs and internships, and to serve others. Through out the year SWE hosts many events such as regular meetings, workshops, philanthropy events, t-shirt designing, socials and much more.
Society of Women in Sciences and Mathematics (SWSM) includes members who are leaders and role models committed to increasing awareness of opportunities available for women in the fields of sciences and mathematics, as well as providing support to ensure success. They are alumni and friends of AU's College of Sciences and Mathematics. Members of SWSM give of their time, talents, energy and resources to enhance the educational experiences of AU students.
The Women's Leadership Institute program is a five-day residential program at Auburn University aimed to prepare a new generation of women leaders with vision and courage, who will go on to participate effectively in the decision-making spheres in business, politics, and the professions. The program provides participants an opportunity to sharpen their leadership skills.
The Auburn University Women's Studies Program plays a central role in the teaching and the promotion of research and scholarship about women and gender across the disciplines on campus. The program maintains and develops a curriculum, coordinates a speakers series in cooperation with faculty and administrators from all colleges and schools at Auburn, communicates with the Auburn community through publication of an annual newsletter, identifies new faculty for membership, and builds alliances with other regional and national programs.
Auburn University Psychological Services Center (AUPSC) is a psychology training clinic provided by the Department of Psychology at Auburn University. Graduate students in doctoral training for clinical psychology provide individual and group therapy and psychological evaluations for children, adolescents, and adults, including college students. Services are provided under the supervision of licensed clinical psychologists, who are faculty members in the Department of Psychology. AUPSC ensures confidentiality and operates under the ethical guidelines of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Health Information Portability and Accountability Act. Therapy is provided for depression, anxiety, trauma, behavior problems, relationship problems, stress, and any other area of concern. Couples counseling, family therapy, Parent Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT), and group therapy services are also provided.
Auburn University's Marriage and Family Therapy Center provides a variety of clinical services to individuals, couples, and families in the Auburn/Opelika area as well as the rest of East Alabama. Services are provided using a low-cost sliding scale fee system. The center serves students and campus employees as well as members of the East Alabama community. The other goals of the AU MFT Center are education and research. The Center is a training facility for Masters-level students who are working towards their degrees in Marriage and Family Therapy. The MFT program is dedicated to training high-quality marriage and family therapists. Student therapists who work at the Center are under close supervision from highly-qualified supervisors who are Auburn University faculty members, Alabama licensed marriage and family therapists, and AAMFT-Approved Supervisors. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Marriage and Family Therapy Education (COAMFTE). The student therapists and faculty at the AU MFT Center strive to provide clients with the best possible services while also providing excellent education and training for our students.
Domestic Violence Intervention Center. The center’s mission is to provide direct services in order to eliminate violence in the lives of women and children. It serves five counties (Chambers, Lee, Macon, Randolph and Tallapoosa) in East Alabama region. DIVC provides a 24-hour crisis line, confidential emergency shelter, counseling, legal advocacy, referrals to agencies and organizations that assist victims, support group, and a school based violence prevention program.
East Alabama Mental Health Family & Children Services is a public non-profit corporation established in 1967. The Center is a comprehensive community mental health center that provides a continuum of services for persons with a serious emotional disturbance, developmental delay, mental illness, mental retardation, and/or substance abuse problem. Prevention, consultation, and education are important aspects of the Center's service delivery system. Services are provided to persons living or working in Lee, Russell, Chambers, and Tallapoosa Counties and are prioritized to serve the most severely disabled and those least able to afford services.
The Food Bank of East Alabama founded in 1993 by a group of concerned, caring citizens is a not-for-profit distribution center working to feed hungry people. The Food Bank is committed to efficiently distributing donated and purchased food through qualified agencies such as soup kitchens, senior programs, shelters, emergency food pantries and community centers. Today is its is a United Way agency and a member of Feeding America Through product donations from retailers and manufacturers as well as local donations from the community, the Food Bank provides a safe, convenient and reliable way to channel food to hungry people.
Women's Hope Medical Clinic. The purpose of the clinic is to serve women and families experiencing crisis pregnancy. Services provided by the Women’s Hope Medical Clinic include pregnancy testing, counseling and education, adoption information, emotional support, parenting classes, STD testing and referral, recovery, support and outreach. The clinic uses a Christian based treatment model, and their services are available regardless of income, race or religion.