“Votes for Women,” from the Leaf Girls series, by Anna Fidler, Senior Instructor of Art, College of Liberal Arts
In this piece, the 'Leaf Girls', who are environmentalist feminists, are paying homage to vigilant suffragist Emily Davison, who in 1913 lost her life at the derby in an attempt to attach a suffragist silk scarf to the king's horse as it crossed the finish line. The Leaf Girls, dressed as jockeys, exuberantly carry Davison's scarf to victory.
Learn more about Anna Fidler and see her artwork at www.annafidler.com.

March 8th is International Women's Day

OSU is pleased to join in recognizing International Women's Day, a global day in honor of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, and a call to action for accelerating women's equality!

We invite institution-wide recognition of this important day. A marketing toolkit is available to ensure alignment and visibility for all International Women’s Day events. To have your event added to the International Women’s Day webpage, please send details to the Global Affairs Associate.

Marketing Toolkit


International Women's Day Celebration

Reception hosted by President Murthy and Provost Feser

Thursday, March 7th, 2024

5:00-6:30pm, MU Main Lounge

Come celebrate the work of women at OSU and their teaching, research, outreach, and leadership which advances the status of women at home and around the world. With remarks from President Murthy and Provost Feser, the program will also speak to the UN Commission on the Status of Women’s theme for International Women's Day 2024.

AYA-versary and ASOSU International Women's Day Community Fair

Hosted by AYA and ASOSU

Friday, March 8th, 2024

12:00-3:00 pm, SEC Plaza

AYA-versary is a celebration in honor of women of color and their contributions to history and society. Explore diverse vendors and engage with OSU clubs and organizations dedicated to the causes of women on campus. Stop by the ASOSU table to check out the interactive art display and make a DIY mini-bouquet in honor of International Women's Day. Student groups interested in tabling at this event should contact [email protected].


Interim President Johnson's Women's History Month Message 2022

Read President Murthy's Announcement


International Mom's Group 
International Women's Day video

Group members share stories about challenges they have faced and how they are passing their culture on to their children while living in the US. 

OSU's 2023 Celebration on KEZI evening news

Freshman student Camille Chap said, "It feels really good, it really feels like the university actually supports women and people who identify as women on campus and I really appreciate it.”

Past International Women's Day schedules: