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Homecoming Oct. 1-7

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U of I Retirees Association

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Campus Recreation

Gym memberships and wellness class passes are available for faculty, staff and their spouses. Get Healthy

Athena - Promoting an Inclusive and Equitable Climate for Women

Nominate a Woman of the Year

Honoring women on campus who contribute to our mission of promoting an inclusive and equitable climate on campus.

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Women's Leadership Conference

All women in higher education – students, staff and faculty - are invited to celebrate our differences and create an empowered campus community.

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Athena Events

Explore learning opportunities, leadership conferences, socials and other diversity events on campus.

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Athena is a University of Idaho association of staff and faculty committed to promoting an inclusive and equitable climate for women.

Membership Benefits

  •   Opportunities to expand professional network to share mutual workplace concerns and interests.
  •   Workshops, conferences, and other professional development opportunities.
  •   An organizational structure and board to advocate for their  workplace needs and concerns.
  •   Scholarship opportunities to support the educational efforts of campus women who share our commitment to gender equity and who have financial need. 

2017-2018 Initiatives

  • Parental leave policies 
  • Search committee and candidate pool composition 

  • Portraiture in campus buildings

Suggest an Initiative

Athena offers the opportunity for professional women at our institution to suggest topics for discussion and potential work group initiatives. Please fill out a short form, and a member of the Athena Board will follow up with you directly for more information.


Become a Member

Membership is open to all currently employed and retired UI staff, faculty and administrators who share a commitment to equality.

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