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.

Call for Nominations for ASU CSW Awards Program 2015

Each year the Commission on the Status of Women seeks to honor those individuals, groups, or teams whose efforts most exemplify and further the mission of the CSW.  Over the years, the CSW has honored a long list of individuals for contributions such as outstanding advocacy, leadership, mentorship, volunteerism, and research benefiting women and other underrepresented groups.  Accordingly the CSW is delighted to announce this call for nominations for our sixteenth annual CSW Outstanding Achievement  and Contribution Award.  All students, faculty, staff, and administrators from all campuses are eligible to nominate and/or to receive the award.  (Please see Nomination Form for complete rules and procedures). Nominations are due March 31st


ASU CSW Staff Mentoring & Development Program -- Now Accepting Applications for Summer 2015 Cohort

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 pleased to announce this call for application for mentees and mentors for our Summer 2015 Cohort. For complete information about the program including application materials, please visit our CSW Staff Mentoring Program section. Applications are due to the CSW Office by Friday, April 3rd.

ASU CSW Staff Mentoring Program Information
For Prospective Mentees:
Brief Program Information Guide for Mentees
Complete Program Information Guide for Mentees
Mentee Application & Application Instructions (Complete Packet)
For Prospective Mentors:
Brief Program Information Guide for Mentors
Complete Program Information Guide for Mentors
Mentor Application & Application Instructions (Complete Packet)


ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference 2015: Sept 30th & Oct 1st

The ASU Commission on the Status of Women in partnership with the ASU Staff Council is pleased to announce the dates for the 2015 ASU CSW/SC Professional Development Conference. The conference will take place at all four campuses and will feature a wide variety of one hour workshops and professional development programs. The conference is completely free of charge and is open to all current ASU faculty, staff and students. Registration for the event will open in August and first access to registration will be provided to subscribers of the CSW listserv. To join the listserv, email "join CSW list" 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