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!


CSW Outstanding Achievement & Contribution Awards Program: Nominations Due March 27th

The mission of the ASU CSW is to identify, advocate for, and increase awareness of needed change in the university in order to enhance opportunities for women and underrepresented groups. Each year the Commission honors those individuals, groups, or teams whose efforts most exemplify the mission of the CSW. Over the years, the CSW has honored a long list of individuals for contributions such as program development, volunteerism, activism, mentorship, and research among many others. The CSW is currently accepting nominations for the 2017 CSW Award. Nominations are due to the CSW office by March 27th.
For complete nomination information, please download the CSW Award Nomination Form. Questions about the program, please contact Karen Engler-Weber, CSW Program Director.




CSW Staff Mentoring Program Summer 2017: Now Accepting Applications

The ASU Commission on the Status of Women 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 effective contributors to the New American University. The CSW is now accepting applications for prospective mentees and mentors for the Summer 2017 cohort. The cohort will run from June 2017 to December 2017. Applications are due April 3rd.

To apply for the program, please download the information guide and the application materials:

For Prospective Mentees
Program Information Guide for Mentees
Application for Mentees
For Prospective Mentors
Program Information Guide for Mentors
Application for Mentors
Brief Program Information Guide for Mentors & Mentees


CSW Staff Mentoring Program Information Sessions:

Want to learn more about the program before applying? Consider attending an upcoming information session during February and March. In these sessions, Karen Engler-Weber, Program Director for the Commission will discuss the program structure and the application process, and answer any questions you might have about the program. Attendance at an information session is not required to apply.

CSW Mentoring Program Information Sessions    
West Campus February 23rd: 8:30AM-9:30AM in FAB N303A RSVP
Downtown Campus February 24th: 8:30AM-9:30AM in Health North 101 RSVP
Tempe Campus February 27th: 8:30AM-9:30AM in Fulton 2490 RSVP
Tempe Campus March 15th: 8:30AM-9:30AM in MU Gold 207 RSVP


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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!