Commission on the Status of Women

About the Commission

The Commission on the Status of Women was created by the ASU President in 1991 to monitor the advancement of women in Arizona’s university in three major areas: equity, career development and climate. Since its inception, the Commission has coordinated a number of important programs and opportunities that have helped to increase the status of women at ASU. To learn more about the history of the CSW, click here.

A New CSW Website Coming Soon

A new CSW website is currently under contruction and will be launched soon. The new website will feature lots of resources and updates on special programming!


ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference Proposals Due April 30th

Have you ever thought about presenting?  Do you have skills and experience that you would like to share?  Consider being a presenter at the CSW/SC Professional Development Conference 2016 scheduled for October.  The CSW and Staff Council are looking to add new sessions to this year’s conference and are opening the opportunity for skilled staff members to be a conference presenter. Download and complete the proposal application and submit to Karen Engler, CSW Program Director at by April 30th.


Save the Date! CSW/SC Professional Development Conference 2016

The ASU Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with the ASU Staff Council are pleased to annouce the dates for our eighth annual CSW/SC Professional Development Conference 2016. This year's conference will be held on Wednesday, October 5th at the Downtown, West, and Polytechnic Campuses and on Thursday, October 6th at the Tempe Campus. Join the CSW listserv to get first access to conference and workshop registration. Don't miss this great event!


ASU CSW Staff Mentoring & Development Program 2016-- Applications Deadline for Summer 2016 Cohort extended to April 13th

The ASU CSW Staff Mentoring & Development Program pairs experienced and excelling staff members with staff who are interested in developing their career and leadership skills. The program is structured to provide support, networking opportunities, and professional development training to help staff members develop their careers and to become advanced contributors to the New American University.

The ASU Commission on the Status of Women is currently accepting applications for the Summer 2016 Cohort. To learn more about the program, review the information guides below or visit CSW Staff Mentoring Program. You can also watch a recent information session for the Summer 2016 program at: (password: ASUFWA).


CSW Staff Mentoring Program 2016
Brief Information Sheet
VIDEO: Mentoring Program Info Session (Password: ASU FWA)
Information Guide for Prospective Mentees
Application Packet for Mentees
Information Guide for Prospective Mentors
Application Packet for Mentors


Videos from Spring 2016 CSW Leadership Events Now Available

The CSW is pleased to present the videos from two of our fantastic Spring 2016 CSW Leadership Events. Videos are available for a limited time, so check them out today!

CSW Leadership Event  

CSW Yellow Brick Road to Leadership 2016

February 16, 2016


Password: ASUCSW

CSW Women in Diversity Leadership 2016

February 8, 2016


Password: CSW2016


Are you on the list? Join the CSW Communication Listserv

If you would like to receive periodic announcements on upcoming CSW events, programs, and workshops, join the CSW Communication listserv. You can join by e-mailing "Join CSW Listserv" to Join today!