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 it’s inception, the Commission has coordinated a number of important programs and opportunties that have helped to increase the status of women at ASU. To learn more about the history of the CSW, click here.


CSW Staff Mentoring & Development Program -- Applications Due Wednesday, April 30th

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 strong contributors to the New American University.  The program is open to all women and men staff members across the university. The CSW is now accepting applications for mentees and mentors for the Summer 2014 Cohort of the program which will run from June 2014-December 2014. The application deadline has been extended. Applications for the program are due to the CSW Office by Wednesday, April 30th. Visit CSW Staff Mentoring Program for complete information.

CSW Staff Mentoring Program
Prospective Mentee Information:
Program Information for Prospective Mentees
Program Application for Prospective Mentees
Prospective Mentor Information:
Program Information for Prospective Mentors
Program Application for Prospective Mentees


Save the Date: CSW/SC Professional Development Conference 2014

The ASU Commission on the Status of Women and the ASU Staff Council are pleased to announce the dates for the CSW/SC Professional Development Conference 2014. Last year, over 1000 people joined us for a day of professional development training and programs across the four campuses. This year's conference will take place on Thursday, October 9th at the Tempe, West, and Polytechnic campuses, and on Wednesday, October 8th at the Downtown Campus only. Registration for the conference will open this summer. To gain first access to the conference schedule and registration information, be sure to get on the CSW listserv. You can join the CSW listserv by emailing "Join CSW Listserv" to


CSW Workshop & Professional Development Resource Center

Dedicated to Education and Empowerment, the CSW is pleased to present the CSW Workshop & Professional Development Resource Center. On this site, you will find resources from a variety of CSW professional development workshop and conference sessions conducted in the past few years, including powerpoints and handouts. Visit our CSW Professional Development Resource Center today!


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!


CSW Safety Key Tags -- Request One Today!

Thanks to the support and financial contribution from a variety of University organizations and administrative offices, the CSW has been able to have safety key tags produced for all students, faculty and staff at all four campuses. The Safety Key Tags are campus-specfic and feature numbers for safety resources such as ASU Police, the ASU Police TTY number, the Safety Escort Service, ASU Motor Vehicle Assistance, among others. If you would like a safety key tag, please e-mail Karen Engler