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.


ASU CSW Staff Mentoring & Development Program -- Applications for Summer 2016 Cohort will start in January

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 will begin accepting applications for the Summer 2016 Cohort in January. Information sessions will be held at all campuses in January and February -- until then, for information about the program visit our CSW Staff Mentoring Program section


CSW Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award Recipients 2015

The CSW would like to congratulate the 2015 recipients of the CSW Outstanding Achievement and Contribution Award, who were recognized for their outstanding efforts to improve the lives of women and underrepresented groups in our ASU community and beyond. For more information on our award recipients, visit our Awards page.

The 2015 CSW Award Recipients are:

    • Camellia Bellis, Program Manager for Sanford Harmon Program, Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics
    • Anne Suzuki, Assistant Dean, Enrollment Services, New College of Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences
    • Rebecca Tsosie, Associate Vice Provost, Office of the University Provost and Regents Professor, College of Law
    • Wendy Cheng, Assistant Professor, School of Social Transformation, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences
    • Elaine Rostad, Director of Student Services, School of Nutrition and Health Promotion
    • I Am That Girl Student Organization


    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!