Women's History Month


The 2019 UCF Women’s History Month follows the theme established by the National Women’s History Month Project: Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.


“The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.”  This year we honor women who have led efforts to end war, violence, and injustice and pioneered the use of nonviolence to change society. These Honorees embraced the fact that the means determine the ends and so developed nonviolent methods to ensure just and peaceful results..” Read More.


The UCF community of faculty, students, and staff are joining together to celebrate women’s history month and to highlight women’s achievements and challenges to gender equity. The national women’s history month project began in the 1970’s; the U.S. Congress declared March as national women’s history month in 1987. This effort is intended to promote UCF traditions honoring women faculty, staff, and students, and encourage the entire campus to use March 2019 as a platform for recognizing and improving the lives of women affiliated with our campus.

Enter the 2019 UCF Women’s History Month Poster Competition!

Submit up to two of your own #VisionaryWomen poster designs. The winning design will be featured as the official 2019 UCF Women’s History Month poster and the designer will receive $250 along with campus and community recognition. For more information, please refer to the Competition Rules.


Once you have ensured that your design meets all specifications, please upload the design below.


Previous Women's History Month Poster Contest Winners

Winner of the 2018 Women’s History Month Poster Contest: Connie Cheung


Winner of the 2017 Women’s History Month Poster Contest: Mrudula Peddinti




The Office of Diversity and Inclusion, UCF Women’s and Gender Studies and the UCF Hitt Library will offer main floor displays all month. You can also participate in events around campus. Please check back in Spring 2019 for information on Women’s History Month and Equal Pay Day events.



International Women's Day Student Profiles

Check back for new student profiles throughout Women’s History Month honoring our international students!


Equal Pay Day

Equal Pay Day is the symbolic day dedicated to raising awareness of the gender pay gap. This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work to earn what men earned in the previous year, the exact day differs both by year and by country. Women of Color typically face far greater odds in reaching pay equal to men’s pay.

2018 – April 10th – several opportunities to participate and learn more. Wear Red to support all women!


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