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The Status of Women Survey was conducted in 2006 as a collaboration between the Women’s Advisory Committee to the Provost, the Women’s Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Finance, Personnel, and Operations (now called the Women’s Advisory Committee for Support Staff) and the Women’s Advisory Committee to the Vice President for Student Affairs and Services. 


The study surveyed women faculty, staff and students at Michigan State University and examined issues related to campus climate for women.  The study examined work/life balance and child/elder care, safety, salary and benefits, workload/time pressure/stress, diversity and inclusion, job security, leadership, mentoring, meaningfulness and challenge of the work, support for career development and appreciation of efforts and finally, communication and information.


The full study, Voices of Women: A Report on the Status of Women at Michigan State University, was completed with the assistance of three notable emeriti MSU women – Denise Anderton, Nancy Pogel and Joy Tubaugh.  The study was used to guide the MSU Women’s Resource Center in its planning and affirmed the Center’s thematic approach for it sustained the underlying principles embedded in social justice.

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*Special appreciation is also extended to Jan Urban Lorraine for project counsel and Ann Marie Ryan for her diligent data analysis.

PDF Version:  A 2006 Report on the Status of Women at Michigan State University; "Voices of Women".