The President's Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) was created in 1977 to advise the university president on issues affecting the status and role of women on campus and society. For over 40 years, it has continued to provide informational and educational programs to address the concerns of women at the university.
The PCSW also sponsors annual awards each spring honoring outstanding efforts by undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and community members on behalf of gender equality.
The mission of the President’s Commission on the Status of Women (PCSW) is to advocate for the well-being, development, and advancement of all women on Mississippi State University campuses. The Commission actively promotes a safe, equitable, and inclusive working and learning environment that is free of harassment and discrimination.
View previous PCSW chairs
See a visual representation of gender equality on the campus of Mississippi State Unviersity.
MSU faculty, staff, and students are invited to nominate campus and community women for the awards using the nomination form available above along with two letters of recommendation.
Eligible MSU undergraduate students who identify as women and/or female are invited to submit an essay (1,000-words maximum) describing campus involvement, field of study, community service and related work as it impacts and improves the lives of women.
If you are aware of an issue at MSU that you would like the Women's Commission to look into/work on, please let us know!