The Women’s Plaza of Honor publicly and permanently celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the history of Arizona or have enriched the lives of others. The Plaza offers alumni, employees and students of the University of Arizona, members of the community, and people everywhere the opportunity to commemorate these outstanding women.
The Women’s Plaza of Honor is a warm, inviting and meditative gathering place located on the University of Arizona campus in the area west of Centennial Hall. Its unique design of plants, lighting and water intermingles with archways, benches and sculptural elements to represent the stages of women’s lives. Each will honor specific women whose pictures and stories can be electronically accessed on the Women’s Plaza of Honor web page and at a kiosk in the Plaza.
The Women’s Plaza of Honor is sponsored by the Women’s Studies Advisory Council (WOSAC) of the University of Arizona’s Department of Women’s Studies. The leadership team consists of University and community women who have set the goal of raising $3 million to fund an endowment for Women’s Studies and to cover construction costs for the Plaza.
The interest from the Women’s Studies Endowment will fund three priorities:
- undergraduate and graduate assistantships and research and travel stipends to further faculty and student scholarship;
- the enhancement of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) and other Southwest Institute for Research on Women (SIROW) projects; and
- visits by leading scholars to teach Women’s Studies.
For more information about the project, please contact the Women’s Studies
Department at 520-621-5656