Women's Center

Women's Center

Women's Center

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About the Bristol Women's Center

The mission of the Women’s Center at Bristol Community College is to provide a safe and supportive space of empowerment through advocacy and education. The Women’s center promotes the concept of intersectionality—that gender intersects with all other markers of identity—and thus works to help students understand the complexity of their lives and the lives of others.  

This work is done by making the connections between the classroom and the outside world by organizing and facilitating student center programs, workshops, lectures, and seminars aimed at improving self-esteem, developing leadership skills, promoting diversity, and raising awareness about women’s and gender issues. The center commits itself to the support and progress of all students in their personal, academic and career needs.

The Bristol Women's Center is a place of inclusion, open to all genders and identities.

Student support services include:

  • Safe space 
  • Study area 
  • Resource Center
  • Professional wardrobe closet
  • Lactation room
  • Ongoing programs focused on retention & social development
  • Emotional/crisis support
    • Support and referrals to community organizations for survivors of sexual and intimate partner violence
  • Women’s circle
  • Stories that Inspire Series
  • Women Center book club
  • Speakers and discussion panels on topics that relate to women
  • Multicultural events that celebrate women
  • Family Planning Services are available every Monday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Get the latest information about the Bristol Women's Center on our Facebook page. 

The Bristol Women's Center is located in the E-Building, room 104A. The Women’s Center welcomes your ideas and collaborations. 

If you have questions or comments, please contact the Bristol Women's Center Director Iva Brito at 508.357.2954 or by email at iva.brito@bristolcc.edu.

Additional Important Resources and Contacts

Women's Center 24 Hour Hotline: 508.996.6636 or 1.888.839.6636
TTY: 508.996.1177
National Human Trafficking Hotline: 1.888.373.7888 


Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, Jennifer Santana did not give up on getting her life on track, even when the barriers seemed overwhelming.

Santana, of Fall River, Mass., is now determined to positively help others in similar situations and credits her accomplishments to Bristol Community College for the education and support she received.

Learn more about Jennifer's story here