“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

We are pleased to celebrate International Women’s Day, recognizing extraordinary achievements by women within OSU and globally and highlighting continuing efforts to ensure gender equality throughout higher education, the workplace and society. In keeping with the United Nation’s 2024 theme, “Count Her In: Invest in Women. Accelerate Progress” and the International Women’s Day Organization’s 2024 theme “Inspire Inclusion” we are delighted to welcome guest OSU speakers Marie Harvey, OSU Distinguished Professor of Public Health and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Health and Catherine Bolzendahl, Director of the School of Public Policy and Professor of Sociology in the College of Liberal Arts.

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].



Perseverance:  A Tribute to Grace and Resilience

On View: March 5-April 18, Reception: March 7th, 3:30-5pm
The Little Gallery, 210 Kidder Hall

In celebration of International Women’s Day, 2024, The Little Gallery presents works by regional artist Vicki Idema which illustrate and bring awareness to social and environmental issues affecting women and highlight those who overcame obstacles to reach their goals.





International Mom’s Group IWD Celebration

March 5th, 9:15-11:15am, NW Hills Community Church, 3300 NW Walnut Blvd

This celebratory event showcases the cultures of international moms in the Corvallis community. Enjoy cultural booths, panels, flag processional, and traditional clothing and foods. Open to the public, children and families welcome.


OSU-Cascades International Women’s Day Celebration

March 6th, 11am-1pm, Open Mic 12-12:30pm, Beaver Dam/Study Grounds

The Library will be hosting "blind date with a book" by international women authors; Planned Parenthood, the American Studies program, and the MFA in Writing program will be tabling; and share words by your favorite, inspiring woman-identified and nonbinary wordsmiths at the open mic!





Women in IT Networking Event

March 7th, 3:15 PM - 4:45 PM, MU 208
Please RSVP

The Women in IT Committee invites you to an informal networking session designed for OSU IT colleagues to share experiences and build meaningful connections within our community. Afterwards, we can attend the OSU International Women's Day Celebration together!



College of Forestry International Women’s Day Coffee

March 8th, 9-10am, Peavy Forest Science Center (PFSC) Atrium

Join the College of Forestry and COF International Programs for a special coffee hour where we celebrate our international colleagues in the college, learn about their experiences and research, and show appreciation for all they bring to our community.



International Faculty and Scholar Coffee Social

March 8th, 10:30am-12pm, Corvallis Multicultural Literacy Center (CMLC), 2638 NW Jackson Ave

This is a special invitation for international communities, their families and friends to join us for conversation, coffee, tea and light snacks. Everyone is invited! We hold this event on the second Friday of every month (except August) so we hope you can join us to meet other OSU international faculty, visitors, family members and community members. You may stop by at any time, and no reservation is needed.


Innovation Panel

March 8th, 12pm, MU La Raza Room 208, Zoom option available via registration

Join us for a panel discussion to hear three international women entrepreneurs talk about their journey from research to societal impact. These three researchers/faculty members have created companies based on their work at OSU and will share their experiences, their current stage of company and product development, how they balance their academic responsibilities with their startup activities, and how their I&E work has contributed to their professional growth. Feel free to bring your lunch!



HP/OSU International Women’s Week Networking Event

March 20th , 2:30-5:30pm, HP Campus, 1040 NE Circle Blvd
Pre-registration required, space is limited. Light refreshments will be provided.

The HP Corvallis Women’s Business Resource Group iwelcomes OSU faculty and staff for a Women’s Networking Event to meet other professional women in the community and share experiences supporting, developing and promoting women. Barbara McManus from HP and Teresita Alvarez-Cortez from OSU will speak.


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: